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Here’s The Super-Catchy Song In The Hanes Ad That’s Playing Before All Of Your YouTube Videos

This Would Probably Be A More Effective Ad

There’s a Hanes commercial that’s playing before all of my YouTube videos these days that features, in typical underwear-ad fashion, very, very fit women doing silly dances and backward somersaults in their soft-filtered, pastel-and-white bedrooms while not getting dressed (but pretending to be in the process of getting dressed). I don’t know about anyone else, but I find it kind of depressing. The characters in the commercial are singing along and dancing to a song that’s about being brave, taking risks, and embracing the possibility of failure, but they’re doing it alone in the privacy and solitude of their respective homes. So, like, if the idea of “dance like no one’s watching” is the point of the ad, it’s sort of moot, because in the universe of the commercial, no one is watching (except for a confused cat). You have to dance like no one’s watching while people are watching in order for it to be brave or risk-taking. Add to that the fact that they all have super-typical underwear model body types and it’s just a boring, very conventional underwear ad that’s more about promoting an “ideal” body type than about the underwear those bodies are wearing. I look forward to the day when we have an underwear commercial featuring a woman who’s a size 16 doing a silly, spirited dance and backward somersaults in her underwear, because with our beauty standards, that actually would be kind of brave on the part of the brand. Keep reading »

Quickies: Charlie Sheen Loses Underwear Ads & Bride Thieves Her Way Into Dream Wedding

  • The lads at Maxim need you, Frisky readers. They’re conducting their annual SEX SURVEY and want you to participate. [True story: I worked at Maxim for years and was involved in the first sex survey and let me tell you — peeps be doing some cuh-razy things in the bedrooms. — Editor] Make sure your sexual perspective is represented in their results. So just click here and weigh in, pervs! [Maxim Sex Survey]
  • Hanes is booting Charlie Sheen from his role as an underwear spokesperson following his domestic violence arrest. [Us Weekly]
  • The Gosselin kids worried that former nanny Stephanie Sontoro would become their new mother. [The Huffington Post]
  • Jackson Rathbone’s copy of the “
    Eclipse” script may have been leaked onto the internet. Summit says it isn’t the final copy. [Entertainment Weekly]

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