Faye Videos with Commercials Tacked On – Tacky!

A couple days ago, the same video of Faye Wong (王菲) and Andy Lau (刘德华) in a TV performance was uploaded, back to back, to YouTube. Andy sings Faye’s first big hit, “Fragile Woman” (容易受伤的女人), from Coming Home, released in Aug 1992. I really like this video because it shows Faye dancing to express the meaning of the song. Even while sitting and swaying, her movements are graceful and beautiful to watch. It’s obvious that she and Andy are very good friends and having fun in this seemingly unplanned routine. Just before they sit, though, it looks as though Andy is throwing off Faye’s hand. I don’t think this is what’s happening, but I can’t think of a different explanation. Faye’s best when she’s simply being herself, doing what comes natural, and interacting with people as she would with a good friend.

Another reason for spotlighting this video is the practice of uploading videos with long commercial clips tacked on. I wish this practice would stop. Using Faye’s appeal to sell a product or service is unfair to Faye and to the viewers. I’m sure Faye isn’t being paid for the ad, and for viewers, it’s just annoying.

Here’s a version of the same video uploaded by Honglousky on 29 Dec 2007. This doesn’t have the commercial.