David Beckham/Armani Ad

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    Dec 12, 2007 2:44 AM GMT
    Variety (well, one of their minor newsletters called Stylephile), sent out this link covering David (Mr. Posh) Beckham and his new Armani ad. They weren't too keen on it, specifically calling it "narcissistic homo-eroticism at its most blandly predictable."

    http://www.thestylephile.com/blog/330000033/post/60018606.html

    Ad and their blog notes can be found there. Any agreement/disagreement?
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    Dec 12, 2007 2:50 AM GMT
    Well, like one of the posters said, "I could care less about David Beckham...". Although very pretty, how much do we want to wager that something was stuffed to give it a more fuller appearance.

    I might have missed something in the marketing attempt though. Which Armani line are they selling? Underwear? Shirts? Cologne?

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    Dec 12, 2007 2:56 AM GMT
    I personally think that it is sexy as hell and believe that most of once would love to look like him. Not be him mind you, but look like that.

    Whether you agree with all the public hipe etc. that has surrounded him and his wife or not, the fact is the man is an exceptional athlete with an amazing body...

    And I don't know many men that would pass up the millions of dollars he was paid, to pose for such a sexy pic.

    But that may just be my opionon.
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    Dec 12, 2007 3:17 AM GMT
    People are disturbed by this but not by adds featuring half naked men murdered with the blood dripping knife still held in the hands of a nearby exposed female?

    D&G add I think that was. I forget exactly.
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    Dec 12, 2007 3:32 AM GMT
    I don't think the word "disturbed" was used.. just hum-ho and not doing much for selling the underwear.
  • Alan95823

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    Dec 12, 2007 5:32 AM GMT
    Sex sells, but unless buying the underwear is going to put a willing & eager Beckham in my bed, having him in the ad does nothing for me. More than half the guys on this website are as hot or hotter than he is, and would have looked just marvelous in that ad.
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    Dec 12, 2007 5:35 AM GMT
    Just looking at the ad, I agree with the critique that it's bland and boring. I'm no marketing guru (I do shop), but the ad certainly isn't breaking any new ground creatively.

    I also agree with Polobutt that David Beckham is just about the hottest, sexiest man alive.
    His pics in W magazine (link below) are frickin' amazing. His old fish of a wife (Posh) is in some of them, but just ignore her.


    http://www.wmagazine.com/celebrities/2007/08/beckhams_steven_klein_s?slide=9
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    Dec 12, 2007 5:43 AM GMT
    I'd still do him icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 12, 2007 6:40 AM GMT
    Ok... I guess there is a reason that you're suppose to proof read what you write prior to posting... Especially after you've taken a Vicodin. Just noticed a few typo's Sorry guys! I'm usually so careful, or maybe I just couldn't get the picture out "the Beck" and "Beck Jr." out of my head!

  • GQjock

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    Dec 12, 2007 11:41 AM GMT
    Anything but ho-hum and boring
    I'd buy swampland from the guy!
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    Dec 12, 2007 11:59 AM GMT
    So the consensus tends to be that the ad is boring but we would all do 'something' to or with David Beckham. Poor Ms. Posh Spice might get really jealous.

  • Barricade

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    Dec 12, 2007 12:46 PM GMT
    He has got universal sex appeal. Stuffed shorts or not. Victoria was on Larry King talking about how they sleep in the nude. She rubbed it in for the rest of us to the camera.
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    Dec 12, 2007 1:47 PM GMT
    The Bitch
  • DiverScience

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    Dec 12, 2007 2:00 PM GMT
    Homo-erotic? Um... there's one guy there, and it's not like he's waving his ass as if to say, "Fuck me." Erotic, yes, homo... no.

    Yes it's quite boring, but so are most underwear campaigns right now. Boring and trite.
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    Dec 12, 2007 4:48 PM GMT
    Rather predictable ad featuring an above-average Anglo lad I'd say. Too bad they couldn't do something more creative...then again, when it comes to underwear ads the general consensus seems to be that a guy with a body posing in front of a backdrop is enough.
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    Dec 12, 2007 7:22 PM GMT
    obviously enhanced, but who's complaining?
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    Dec 12, 2007 7:27 PM GMT
    I certainly don't mind it ;)
  • calipally

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    Dec 12, 2007 7:44 PM GMT
    Beckham's hot, that's for sure, but I have to agree about the ad; It's boring. He's an athlete not a model, so highlight the person wearing the briefs. What makes him so hot to everyone, is that he's a hot athlete. I wanna see him bouncing a ball as close to naked as possible while flexing his ass dammit! Not reclining like an old Calvin Klein model circa 1991!
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    Dec 12, 2007 7:52 PM GMT
    It's just an ad. Why do we care?
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    Dec 12, 2007 7:57 PM GMT
    i admit, i like the guy and seeing him as close to naked as possible is a plus. BUT, being the athlete he is, he should have been holding a soccer ball between his legs or above his head...something. He does look like a regular underwear model. I still like looking at it but im not buying any armani underwear!
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    Dec 12, 2007 10:31 PM GMT
    He's fine. Model or not. HE actually looks a bit bigger and more defined than usual. I think he is better looking clothed, normally. He can dress even better than his wife. He Tends to come off a bit skinny in other photos.

    This one. YUMMY
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    Dec 13, 2007 12:34 AM GMT
    Beckham is VG looking! I'd do him in a heart beat! LOL! I kinda like the "retro" B&W look. They're underwear for god sake! Guess what thay have inside of them....his ass and is genitals! As AustinGemini was lamenting in his "I'M ASHAMED" post....wear something that flatters and shows off the physique you work so hard to build! For some expensive "tighty-whity's" they do just that!
  • GQjock

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    Dec 13, 2007 11:19 AM GMT
    David Beckham is sexy?

    Jeez...who knew?

    And there's homoeroticism used in advertising?

    Somebody get out there and tell Abercrombie & Fitch!
  • fryblock

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    Dec 14, 2007 5:18 PM GMT