Somehow, it looks like you would need physiotherapy afterwards

Dr. Jane Cameron (Zoe Telford) and Alex Track (Richard Armitage) kiss in a publicity still for The Golden Hour. Source: RichardArmitageNet.com

This is a new The Golden Hour publicity photo that appeared on RichardArmitageNet.com today. I don’t know. It looks to me like kissing at this angle would make your neck hurt. Somehow.

~ by Servetus on June 18, 2012.

81 Responses to “Somehow, it looks like you would need physiotherapy afterwards”

  1. Great. Just what I needed. This is probably a more accurate depiction of how it would look for Thornton to kiss Margaret, considering their height differences – not exactly the romantic picture I prefer to envision!

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    • I’m *sure* they had them kiss while sitting on bench for a reason in the series.

      Apologies (Servetus looks sheepish)

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      • Yes, that’s been mentioned and I’m convinced it was a factor (or THE factor). Margaret in the book was described as tall. DDA didn’t have that raven hair, either.

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  2. If they went on at length in this position, yes, but it seems like an initial invitational kiss that, if accepted, would have them getting much more comfortable quickly.

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  3. I think of how he had to bend over to kiss Dawn in VoD. Endearing and comic at times, which worked well on the show. Yes, having Thornton and Margaret sitting while they kissed worked ever so much better. I am six inches shorter than Benny, who is a couple of inches shorter than Richard, and I have used the tiptoe method to sort of meet him half-way. Heels help, too, only people with bum knees can’t manage them so well. πŸ˜‰

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  4. Hermione Norris can act and she’s quite tall! Pity they only kissed once in Spooks and even then it was just a “work” kiss. She and Richard looked so stunning together and they had wonderful chemistry too!

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    • I was shipping for them, too, but the Spooks experts pointed out to me that she’d just been in a relationship w/Adam, who’d been blown in 7.1., and so it would be both plot repetitive and not entirely believable …

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      • Spooks writers have never cared too much about believability… And repetitive? It would have been a different relationship with a different guy! Only joking.. πŸ™‚

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  5. Another solution: Have the tiny lady stand on something so the tall guy doesn’t have to hurt his neck kissing her! For example in True Blood Anna Paquin was standing on her porch when she and A.Skars first kissed. It worked well, I didn’t have to go “ouch, his poor neck, this looks uncomfortable”, but “awww, this is sexy”… πŸ™‚

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  6. I’m not worried about any height difference…someone told me we’re all the same height lying down *naughty giggle* πŸ™‚

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    • I’m sure that’s what the producers of Between the Sheets were thinking. Julie Graham is also quite short.

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  7. To be honest it is the position of his left arm that bothers me most about this picture.

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    • yeah, interesting, isn’t it? I also tried to figure out exactly where he has his right hand and couldn’t figure it out, either. I guess part of the show (I still havent’ watched episode 4, see earlier post) is that he’s supposed to be a workaholic who’s conflicted about his attraction to her.

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      • I think he’s conflicted about their relationship because he’s the boss, he’s her boss, in the series.

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        • Right. I admit that Richard Armitage notwithstanding, I was not able to maintain my interest in this series.

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          • I quite enjoyed “The Golden Hour” but I’m obviously in the minority!

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            • In the minority with you, KG! I enjoyed it too! πŸ™‚

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              • I didn’t hate it but in almost all of the stuff he’s been in, I enjoyed the production apart from him. Not this. But as I’ve said before that’s because in comparison to the U.S. medical dramas I’ve watched I found the repeated multi-perspective scripting tedious.

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                • You have a point there servetus.. Don’t know why but I didn’t mind the multi-perspective scripting all that much. Maybe because there were only 4 episodes. πŸ™‚ Which is your favourite US medical drama? I used to be a big ER fan. πŸ™‚

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                  • Definitely ER!

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                    • Is “ER” still showing? I used to watch it years ago – probably saw 2 or 3 series and then went onto something newer.

                      We had a medical show called “All Saints” which ran for 12 years and I watched every episode πŸ™‚

                      Have you seen the episode where Dr Track buys the portable stereo and some CDs for the teenage girl in a coma? It was so sweet.

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                    • No, it went off the air several years ago. I think there were ten seasons? Eleven? Something like that? By the time it went off the air they had removed all their original characters and most of the second generation ones — there was nothing to write about anymore, and they had completely exhausted their original premise, which was a combination of soap opera, medical information, and unusually realistic gore for US network TV.

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                  • I quite liked the multi-perspective scripting! But wouldn’t it be a boring old world if we all thought alike? Vive La difference πŸ™‚

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            • I enjoyed it too, was just watching it again this past weekend.

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    • One other thing to keep in mind is that the traditional poses for screen kisses (until very recently) were set up to make sure that the camera could see the woman’s face (men want to kiss her, women want to be her). The idea was that audiences weren’t as interested in depictions of men’s desire. So the left arm down facilitates that, I guess.

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      • I would think the female part of the audience would be interested in depictions of men’s desire! Even more so if the man in question is called Richard Armitage! πŸ™‚

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        • I think that’s true now, or it’s been changing over the last decade — but we have to keep in mind that men’s desire was represented really differently not even two decades ago.

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        • Hear, hear! πŸ˜‰

          After all, don’t women make up 52% of the world population or something? We always seem to get the raw end of the deal in this man’s world πŸ™‚ and why do we never get to see men’s interesting parts displayed for all the world to see in the movies or on television, as women’s bits are?

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          • Lordie, that was in response to Judit’s comment! I hadn’t seen Servetus’ at that stage!

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          • Sometimes, less is more…It can be sexier not to see absolutely everything than seeing.. a little too much. If that makes sense..

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            • I wrote a fair amount about this in the fall (“Genesis of Perving”). It’s only recently (last several decades) that media representations of the male genitalia have been put forward as something that women should find enticing. Previously images of men suggested that women should find other things more attractive.

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              • Hmm what are those “other things”?

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                • Shoulders. Muscles. Jaw. Wealth. Reliability. Power. (inter alia)

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                  • Guess I should read “Genesis of Perving” too! πŸ™‚ Wealth..I suppose it must be an attraction for a lot of women seeing that you rarely see an elderly billionaire without a 20 something bombshell on his arm..

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                    • I think it’s a legitimate question in the search for gender equality, whether we really want men subjected to all the things women were subjected to in the past. What I suspect is that we’d prefer no one subjected to the negative things (stereotyping based on body, e.g.). Or, to put it differently, yes, I want women to be able to do everything men can do in the military, but what I *really* want is to get rid of the military.

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              • I didn’t mean that I wanted to perve on men’s genitalia : ) – just that I get sooo darned sick of seeing women’s bits on screen and I get hopping mad that it’s not reciprocal. You know…what’s good for the gander is good for the goose? I’m an idealist I guess – I just want equality from movie and television producers πŸ™‚ Men should be be protrayed as mere sex objects for a change and let’s see how they like it! Whoops..now I’m getting a bit serious. Sorry

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                • I think we’re well headed in that direction, no worries πŸ™‚

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                  • Oh, great. Thanks, Servetus. I don’t see many movies at the cinema these days as I hate going alone! Sometimes, I go with my son who shares some of my tastes. eg. LOTR, “The Hobbit” πŸ˜‰
                    well, I think I’ll go with him as his wife prefers books to television and movies!

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                • that flippin’ winbk didn’t show up again after the word genitalia so here ’tis πŸ˜‰

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  8. My husband is 11″ taller than I am. My calves are well-developed from standing on my toes!

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  9. Nose Logistics πŸ˜€ (not really a major issue, just a funny one…) πŸ˜€ Height is a different one – a matter of aesthetics. πŸ˜€

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    • Ah ha…please explain what “shipping for them” means. I’ve seen this expression on YouTube occasionally but have no idea what it indicates.

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      • Darn..this question was meant to show up after Servetus’ comment where she said she was “shipping” for Ros and Lucas!!! πŸ™‚

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        • Shipping: in fan terms, generally refers to hoping for a romantic relationship to develop between two characters in a TV series/film franchise. Such as being a Guy/Marian shipper in RH.

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          • Thank you…now some of those YouTube thingeys make sense πŸ™‚

            Sometimes, my command of the English language (eg. “thingeys”) simply amazes me πŸ˜‰ , seeing I’ve been endeavouring to speak it for 65 years

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            • Oh Kathryn, what should I say,,,,,,, Went through different dictionaries to look for “shipping for sb.”. Couldn`t find it. Then you came up with the question. What a relief!! Jeez, it’s not only me… πŸ˜‰ Though “Urban Dictionary” is quite often a good choice and help, (as to partly keep pace with present-day English. Especially for us aliens living in non-English speaking countries…) However, don’t we all want to improve?? LOL

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              • I didn’t know what it meant until probably a year or two ago πŸ™‚ But it’s a very useful verb, I think.

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    • Aahhh, fitzg….do you mean it wouldn’t look aesthetically pleasing for Richard to kiss me ( ; ) (I’m only 5′ 2″)? Not from any angle? Ah, well…..in my dreams, we manage it somehow without too much pain for either party! πŸ™‚

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      • Kg, who cares whether it is “aesthetically pleasing” or not if it’s pleasurable for the parties involved in the kiss? πŸ™‚

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        • LOL. When I was 19, I had a boyfriend who was 6’2” to my 5’2″. Unbeknownst to us, late one night, my little brother (17) was watching us kiss “goodnight”. He called out through his open window, “Make her stand on the step, Lance,,,save your own neck!” πŸ˜‰

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  10. Now my πŸ˜‰ has disappeared from the above comment~

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  11. Confirms my theory that RA women should either be tall and wearing heels, or should have a handy stool at the ready for when a kissing opportunity should become available πŸ˜‰
    Tall check! Heels check! Stool…where is it???… check! I’m ready!

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  12. Hi Serv,
    It is also the angle of the RA and his costar’s heads when kissing that get me in this posed photo.

    My head always goes to the right when my hubby and I are kissing–standing, sitting, lying down, whatever. We “fit” together that way. I have tried the left leaning kiss and it gives me a crick in my neck–as you mentioned.

    And height difference with one’s lover isn’t an impediment, Pin Up. My hubby is 6ft 4 inches tall to my 5ft 2 inches tall person–he is14 inches taller than I am! I stand on my tippy toes and he leans down when we kiss. Him sitting works well, too. And of course, everyone is the same height lying down. *wink*

    Cheers! Grati ;->

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