Well, this is brave and refreshing!

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    Nov 14, 2009 12:51 AM GMT
    I'm not usually a fan, but I checked this out because I love me my eighties power ballads...

    The music video for Mariah Carey's cover of "I Want to Know What Love Is" just came out...and it's actually kinda cool (and brave, for urban r&b). The video features montages of people representing varying types of loving relationships: sisters, parents and kids, straight couples, and -- here's the cool thing -- a gay couple.

    Check it out (specifically at 3:23). What do you think of the message this sends? Will people even notice?

    Thoughts?


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    Nov 14, 2009 1:25 AM GMT
    great version of an awesome song...
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    Nov 14, 2009 1:29 AM GMT

    Very nice, zdrew, and cleverly done so that the viewer infers relationships based on their own experiences. We saw what looked to us like a lesbian trio, the two men, and a woman who might be Salvation Army standing alone, her love all about her Maker. The imagination is sure powerful and the man with the boy (his son?) over him smiling made us think of the man being handicapped.

    Thank you!


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    Nov 14, 2009 1:37 AM GMT
    It was very subtle. They could have been brothers or cousins or really good friends. Besides, it's a Mariah Carey video. Most people would switch channels before she sings the first note. icon_lol.gif

    I think TV commercials have more exposure and more of an impact. IKEA has aired a handful of commercials featuring gay couples. They also had a pretty funny one..

    http://www.commercialcloset.org/common/adlibrary/adlibrarydetails.cfm?QID=4477&clientID=11064

    Hyundai was pretty bold with this one..

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    Nov 14, 2009 1:41 AM GMT
    It gives a deeper perspective to title of the song.

    People will notice. But prolly not the right ones...

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    Nov 14, 2009 1:48 AM GMT
    xrichx: I solemnly swear that the day Hyundai brings that commercial to the US and gets regular network ad airtime with it, I will buy a Hyundai. It's cool to see how progressive parts of the world really are.

    As for the Mariah video, it is really subtle. I had to watch it a couple times to be sure, but the guy on the left with his arm around the neck of the guy on the right, combined with the way Mr. Righty was looking at Mr. Lefty (at 0:45 and again at that 3:23 mark) convinced me.
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    Nov 14, 2009 1:57 AM GMT
    Well zdrew, thank you very much for sharing this !!! I think its great, and I'm sure it will make the point, some will miss it and the right will trash it, but I'll bet that the positive point it makes won't be lost on the younger listeners. I think this has a good vibe, I vote for yea on this one !!!
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    Nov 14, 2009 4:03 AM GMT
    jprichva saidBrave, refreshing, and less filling!


    *also tastes great!



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    Nov 14, 2009 4:41 AM GMT
    Didn't a Christina Aguilera video have two men kissing for a good duration of it about 6 years ago? Impact?
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    Nov 14, 2009 5:03 AM GMT
    First; sorry Mariah, you have a lovely voice but nobody can do that song like Foreigner.

    Second: Yogi4life, I think you're right the Aguilera song 'beautiful' had two guys kissing in the video.

    Third: I love that Hyundai commercial!


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