Gay commercials

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    Aug 17, 2008 1:12 AM GMT
    In my browsing of Youtube i found a few gay commercials, and I'd like to know what you men of RJ think of them. Love them, hate them? Just to get a convo started as i am a wee bit bored tonight









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    Aug 17, 2008 1:42 AM GMT
    #1 - phone booth boy...I dont understand the premise of it

    #2 - Again, I didnt understand what building a skateboard thing had to do with gay commercials

    #3 - I thought this one had a negative connotation. The health message came at the end when it was revealed that the boy was also interested in guys. It seemed to imply that having sex with guys caused a health risk.

    #4 - You dont have to be afraid, but it doesnt show the boy's request for a dance being accepted. Someone who is afraid could easily fill out the rest of that piece with rejection. It would have been way better to end with an acceptance.

    #5 - I thought they were in a prison and the other two guys were fellow inmates. That didnt look like a family! I liked the message, but the vid didnt support it for me.
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    Aug 17, 2008 1:52 AM GMT
    Caslon6000 said

    #2 - Again, I didnt understand what building a skateboard thing had to do with gay commercials



    Did you see the caption at the end?
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    Aug 17, 2008 2:02 AM GMT
    SilverBird said
    Caslon6000 said

    #2 - Again, I didnt understand what building a skateboard thing had to do with gay commercials



    Did you see the caption at the end?

    "Take a stand against discrimination" ... I still don't get it.
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    Aug 17, 2008 2:06 AM GMT
    My take on it is that its an ad against stereotyping, in this case against gays. but that's just me
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    Aug 17, 2008 2:14 AM GMT
    SilverBird saidMy take on it is that its an ad against stereotyping, in this case against gays. but that's just me

    Yeah, but what does building that skateboard thing have to do with it. Maybe that they did it and a good job while gays are not supposed to be able to do such stuff.....wow, is that out of date!
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    Aug 17, 2008 2:20 AM GMT
    Caslon6000 said
    SilverBird saidMy take on it is that its an ad against stereotyping, in this case against gays. but that's just me

    Yeah, but what does building that skateboard thing have to do with it. Maybe that they did it and a good job while gays are not supposed to be able to do such stuff.....wow, is that out of date!


    thats an interesting take on it
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    Aug 17, 2008 2:27 AM GMT
    Why do you think they did the first like that for?

    The only thing I can think of is that it made it so far out of the realm of reality that the two guys getting together didnt relate back to real life.
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    Aug 17, 2008 2:59 AM GMT
    Caslon6000 saidWhy do you think they did the first like that for?

    The only thing I can think of is that it made it so far out of the realm of reality that the two guys getting together didnt relate back to real life.




    the first is the gay version of this commercial, to be played on channels like logo
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    Aug 17, 2008 3:04 AM GMT
    SilverBird said
    Caslon6000 saidWhy do you think they did the first like that for?

    The only thing I can think of is that it made it so far out of the realm of reality that the two guys getting together didnt relate back to real life.




    the first is the gay version of this commercial, to be played on channels like logo

    ok, then what do you think?
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    Aug 17, 2008 3:08 AM GMT
    Honestly i dont really have much of an opinion on the commercial be it gay or straight. i feel like its in the same boat as beer commercial where bikini clad women are washing a car or something. its selling sex in jean form
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    Aug 17, 2008 5:06 AM GMT
    http://www.afterelton.com/blog/snicks/The-Commercial-Closet-announces-the-Fourth-Annual-Images-In-Advertising-Awards-Nominees
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    Aug 17, 2008 3:37 PM GMT
    I like the second one and I don't think the premise is confusing at all. You see these macho skater jocks building a half-pipe, then... woah, they're boyfriends. Didn't expect that. Thus the tagline, "You never know."

    The one of the kid going over and extending his hand for a dance, then the tagline "You don't have to be afraid" is noble but a little ridiculous, and probably irresponsible on MTV's part. Yes he does have to be afraid. If a kid in Alabama got a notion to do that, he'd be getting his ass kicked at school every day.
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    Aug 17, 2008 3:43 PM GMT
    This is probably my favorite gay commercial:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGKGpGEg9LM

    First saw it at Sidetrack, a gay video bar in Chicago. Go Guinness!
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    Aug 17, 2008 3:44 PM GMT
    terryf saidhttp://www.afterelton.com/blog/snicks/The-Commercial-Closet-announces-the-Fourth-Annual-Images-In-Advertising-Awards-Nominees


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    Aug 17, 2008 3:50 PM GMT
    Global_Citizen saidYes he does have to be afraid. If a kid in Alabama got a notion to do that, he'd be getting his ass kicked at school every day.


    I don't like this commercial. If the worst that would happen to that kid in Alabama was to get his ass kicked, he should consider himself lucky. At least he'd still be alive.
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    Aug 17, 2008 4:48 PM GMT
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    Global_Citizen saidYes he does have to be afraid. If a kid in Alabama got a notion to do that, he'd be getting his ass kicked at school every day.


    I don't like this commercial. If the worst that would happen to that kid in Alabama was to get his ass kicked, he should consider himself lucky. At least he'd still be alive.


    The actually commercial is Norwegian, with the line "you dont have to be so tough"

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    Aug 17, 2008 4:53 PM GMT
    i have yet to see a "gay" commercial that applies to me or my life.

    madison ave admen haven't got a clue to most gay guy's lives.
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    Aug 17, 2008 4:58 PM GMT
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    Badly want a full res version of this.
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    Aug 17, 2008 5:24 PM GMT
    Some of you have already seen this, and read my little rants on the subject, but for those of you who haven't, visit my website, at...

    www.respectgaymarriage.com

    I created the spot, and others of varying themes will follow. I'd like your input.
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    Aug 17, 2008 5:36 PM GMT
    rnch> i have yet to see a "gay" commercial that applies to me or my life.
    Do the "straight" commercials?

    Actually, that reminds me of an old joke about to psychiatrists conversing:

    psych1> All of my homosexual patients are sick.
    psych2> so are your straight patients.


    Love that Guinness commercial. I need a house boy like that. (Not that I'm as much of a slob as the other guy... but who doesn't need some help?)

    Maybe I need to start watching more TV. (:

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    Aug 17, 2008 5:59 PM GMT
    Heres one I stumbled upon on youtube.

    " This Jawbone blue tooth TV commercial is CLEVER, HYSTERICAL & SEXY!! At a sports bar was a REAL rugby team and two actors Pete & Randy. Only the camera crew (and of course Pete & Randy) knew about "the kiss." The reactions that you see on those players faces are REAL!! Directed by Sam Bayer, who is always stunning us visually with his work, from Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" to recent Green Day work, he is still one of the best directors of our generation. "

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    Aug 17, 2008 7:35 PM GMT
    SilverBird saidHonestly i dont really have much of an opinion on the commercial be it gay or straight. i feel like its in the same boat as beer commercial where bikini clad women are washing a car or something. its selling sex in jean form

    You start the thread and then say you dont have an opinion to discuss! ... icon_rolleyes.gif ... Oh, I gotta start a nitwit list.
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    Aug 17, 2008 7:48 PM GMT
    Caslon6000 said
    SilverBird saidHonestly i dont really have much of an opinion on the commercial be it gay or straight. i feel like its in the same boat as beer commercial where bikini clad women are washing a car or something. its selling sex in jean form

    You start the thread and then say you dont have an opinion to discuss! ... icon_rolleyes.gif ... Oh, I gotta start a nitwit list.


    cas i was tired and bored and didnt want to lead the topic in any particular direction, i just wanted to see what people think about the various commercials, if you think that is nitwit material then you are entitled to your opinion.
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    Aug 17, 2008 8:43 PM GMT
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    blink777 saidcanada.img_assist_custom.JPG
    Badly want a full res version of this.


    Sorry blink, can't find one. :/