Gay/Straight Ad Watch: Holiday Edition

In our last edition of Ad Watch, we got some negative feedback on ads which featured themes of adultery as well as senior citizen sexuality. To those who were upset, I'd like to apologize. But I can't. Because here's an ad that packs both themes into a 30-second spot. And, as a final punchline, murder!

Ah, those sentimentalists at Boost Mobile.

Look, I have a soft spot for those RankinBass stop-motion animated specials. I also know that they are so stylized and formulaic that they are ripe for satire. But why do we have to jump all the way to porn spoofs like this or to the ultraviolence of the Goodfella's inspired Raging Rudolph?

--Straight Guy


WannabeVirginia W. said...

Aww, I thought Mrs. Claus identifying her needs was cute, despite the undertones of infidelity.

Dear Mrs. Claus, have you thought of letting Santa know you want to be a swinger?

Michael Rivers said...

I love those stop motion shows too. My entire tree is filled with the Rudolph characters. It is kinda odd seeing the spoof on the characters.

Kathryn said...

Oh, God! It seems like more and more tv ads jump to this same story it for the shock value?

Between the 3-way depicted in the Dolce ads and the stripping gal on the perfume ad (can't even remember the name), I'm starting to tune it out.

Not to mention the fact that I'll never remember the name of the product...

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