As a student of mass communication, I am constantly frustrated by the boredom presented by American advertising. Advertisers consistently insult our intelligence as viewers and consumers of information. When ads do manage to steer away from dullness, they are usually degrading to anything feminine or nontraditional, catering to the interests of middle-class, Middle American mothers and fathers.
Breaking up the usual humdrum, queens of quontroversial advertising, Dolce and Gabbana have a new advertisement out on MTV, VH1 and The CW featuring several same-sex couples kissing. Apparently this ad has been playing frequently at all times of day on the networks. I wonder how much longer it will be before these sorts of ads are commonplace.
In other news, color me excited for the Victoria’s Secret fashion show Tuesday evening on CBS. Of course, Heidi Klum will be fabulous as usual, and the show also features Mr. Klum and the Spice Girls. I don’t know if anything will ever top last year’s show with the multi-million dollar diamond panties and JT’s SexyBack… but rumor has it that the Girls brought down the house.