Framed

Avril Lavigne, Framed

Framed

Who's hotter than Avril Lavigne?  "Girlfriend" - the first single off her LP, The Best Damn Thing, was her first #1 single in the U.S. ... and the accompanying video has been just as hot.  The playful video features Avril in three key roles: as a red-haired, bespectacled "nice girl," as her saucy, dark-haired interloper, and as her blonde, rockin' self.  Some think she even plays the guy, but I'm not sure about that.

What's great about the whole thing is the unapologetic meanness of the song's story, in which the dark-haired girl mocks, pushes, demeans and laughs at the hapless librarian-type girl, swaggering off with the fought-over hottie by the end of the tale.  It's a swell message for Avril's many 'Tween fans - in fact, it's just plain uplifting: If you don't get what you want, go ahead and take it in an unfair and underhanded way. 

To be fair to Avril, she does portray both the loser and the winner in this sketch.  And, what the hell, it is just an Avril Lavigne song.  So let's enjoy the video - or, since this is "Framed" - let's enjoy the greatest frames of the video, complete with Framed-type commentary.

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1 - Location note: "Girlfriend" was filmed at Southern California's Golf N' Stuff.  Interested readers can find it right off the US-101 in Ventura, next to Crappy Music N' Stuff.

 

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2 - Avril recorded the song in an astonishing 900 languages, including Canadian!

 

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3 - The ill-conceived contraction craze now threatens life itself!

 

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4 - But a magnet that attracted only hair had previously been a fanciful dream!

 

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5 - Avril wrote "Girlfriend" while she was drunk!

 

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6 - Um, maybe this guy doesn't really want a girlfriend...

 

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7 - On the other hand, can we agree that this babe has absolutely unimpeachable girlfriend qualities?

 

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8 - "12 + 13 + 16!  Get it??!"

 

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9 - Avril wrote "Girlfriend" while she was drunk!

 

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10 - You're probably wondering how, exactly, we do "Framed," and can think of other uses for our video-stopping powers.

 

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11 - Hey!  Grrrlz can't play sprrrtz!

 

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12 - A visit from Gummo, the Sentient Bubble, always delights!

 

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13 - Jimmy's signal watch brings a speedy response!

 

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14 - Dirty and thankless, sure, but - still - the koi must be herded.

 

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15 - To her horror, the tornado had destroyed almost all of downtown Canada.

 

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16 - It's the Rubinoos!  Run, Avril, run!!

 

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