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Calvin Klein’s Latest Raunchy Ad, Duh, Offends Many

There is a large piece of advertising space on Houston Street in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood. For as long as I can remember, that particular wall has been THE place to put your advertisement if you want to ignite controversy. It’s large, it’s in an extremely prominent area, and it does not go unnoticed by anyone. Calvin Klein has put many an ad here and all of them have pissed people off, including his latest, which has some residents crowing about pornography. The ad features Eva Mendes and Frisky Crush Of The Day, Jamie Dornan, posing barely clothed, and she is in the beginning motions of removing his underoos. To be honest, it is sexy, but it’s a lot tamer than some of the ads that have occupied the space, including one which implied a massive orgy! And now I am going to hop on the subway, so I can see Jamie at 1,000 times life size in person. Ciao! Keep reading »

These Pants Are Apparently Totes Humpable


It took me a little while to figure out what the hell was going on in this ad for German clothing company Van Rosen, but now I get it! This guy and this girl are getting it on, but then he gets a phone call. So, while he is detained, she humps his pants, because they are just that sexy, and then later on, after she’s left, he gets to smell them. Hot? [Copyranter] Keep reading »

Is This Ad For Jamieson’s Raspberry Ale Sexist?

Snow White has been made over into “Ho White,” smokin’ a fag after, apparently, a rockin’ roll in the hay with her favorite seven dwarves. The ad is for Australian brewery Jamieson’s raspberry ale which is being marketed as “anything but sweet.” The thing is, the company behind it, The Foundry, forgot to ask Disney’s permission to turn one of its fairy tale heroines in to a big ol’ gangbanging slut, and they’ve had to pull the ad. Too bad, because I think it’s more funny than offensive. [AdFreak] Keep reading »

Ralph Lauren’s Photoshop FAIL Is Not An Isolated Incident

Despite expressing dismay that the previous ad — featuring an extremely whittled-down Filippa Hamilton — had made it to print and that it didn’t represent their “image,” it’s not the only example of Ralph Lauren execs being a bit overzealous with Photoshop. Check out this ad from a Ralph Lauren window display in Sydney. Mmm, doesn’t she look hungry and chic? [Photoshop Disasters] Keep reading »

New HIV Awareness Campaign Hits Home

This new AIDS Awareness campaign from One Life finally uses sex to sell an effective message — when you sleep with him, you’re sleeping with everyone in his past. Click on over to Trendhunter to see a few more graphic images — including a woman giving a blowjob to a handgun. One more image, after the jump… Keep reading »

Dude, Your Flexibility Is Freaking Me Out

Yeah, uh, I don’t know. This guy? He’s kind of freaking me out. He’s so … flexible. This vintage ad for Cricketeer suits is intended to show that this — ahem — polyester suit will “give you almost as much freedom as [your] birthday suit,” but I walk away from it with nothing but the heebie-jeebies. I guess that’s what you get for $100. And why are his hands placed, like, there? Is he warding off some sort of an attack, or did they not want to feature his butt so prominently in this ad? I remain confused. Hopefully, men who can turn themselves into human pretzels will engage in these types of activities in the bedroom, not the boardroom. [Jezebel] Keep reading »

Police Women Of Broward County’s “Cavity Search” Ad Is An Eye Roll And A Half

TLC’s ad asking “Cavity Search Anyone?” for the show “Police Women Of Broward County” is misogynist, Dylan Stableford, a blogger at The Wrap, has noticed. Really, TLC? Instead of marketing towards women like me who’ll think this show is really cool, you’re going for the porn-y cop angle? Sorry, chuckleheads, but there has not been even one cavity search on the show. Despite TLC’s eyeroll-inducing ad, “Police Women” is one of my favorite shows on TV right now (and the episode about prostitution and johns gave me fodder to write about). Its portrayal of the canny, athletic, highly principled women police officers, some of whom are working moms too, is more educational and thought-provoking than that stupid ad makes it look. See the ad in question, after the jump… [The Wrap] Keep reading »

Vintage Sex Ed: Caught In The Act

It’s hard to believe it’s been over 20 years since I suffered through awkward sex-ed videos of swimming, talking sperm and dancing ovaries in junior high. Feeling a little nostalgic, I did a search for “vintage sex ed” on YouTube this morning and found this gem from the ’70s. Poor Ricky! Not only does his mom walk in on him at the most inopportune time, she proceeds to ruin any chance he might have to “feel good” in the future. Then again, as her voice plays back at the end, it’s hard not to wonder if maybe she didn’t just give him more fodder for the job… Keep reading »

Company Markets Wine For The Gays

Well, this is novel. A fine wine purveyor is targeting gay men with a line of special wines. Spanish UO! Wines has three vino options: Antinoo, Oscura Lágrima, and Ánima Blanca. Antinoo is a red: “young and mature, fruity, elegant, smooth…Mediterranean.” Oscura Lágrima, another red, is described thusly: “They say that the best sex is tumultuous like a storm cloud, and we’re inclined to agree.” Ánima Blanca is a white: “It’s fresh on the palate, potent…like a low whisper floating at you from behind your neck at just the right time.” Steamy! Nothing sells wine like sex, one imagines. Every bottle label features a hot, ripped dude in various stages of bondage/undress. Kinky! But where’s the line of wines for the lesbian ladies, UO!? [Notcot] Keep reading »

A Toothy Necklace For A Whiter Smile

This advertisement is supposed to have us believe that if you chew HappyDent baking soda gum, your teeth will become whiter, brighter, and, oh, so much better. How does the company choose to convey this message? Frankly, I don’t know that selling us ladies on this product by way of a necklace made of human teeth — no matter how white they may be — is what’s going to make us rush out and buy their tooth-whitening gum. It’s rather creepy, isn’t it? Although, I do appreciate that it’s not telling us to lose our blubber, like PETA. But there’s just something cannibalistic about this advertisement. After the jump, check out a toothy closeup. [Copyranter] Keep reading »

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