It’s certainly nice to see one of my favorite models moving into the big league! Tommy D a model featured prominently at Jockstrap Central right from the start in summer 2005 is now being featured in the Galleries at Playgirl TV. As good as he looks in – and out of fitted boxers, we sure as hell like him better in a jockstrap! And yes that is my head in the shot adjusting – uh yeah, that’s it, adjusting his jockstrap for him….sniff sniff…
That hand there belongs to Deusex… doing his take on the Coppertone photo!
Well it’s been a while since we had any good Gay themed commercials up here, it’s been busy time for us, with four hobby blogs, two hobby websites and a very busy pre-Christmas rush for our web store Jockstrap Central….Hey by the way, a lot of you are getting jockstraps for Christmas (well this is about commercials isn’t it?).
Here is a very funny, and oh do I wish it were true…..um I mean very factually correct commercial for “The Ten Senses” cologne.
The next one is more of a “Public Service Announcement” to promote the use of condems, banned on MTV, maybe the board of censors didn’t like the cute little sheep reference…who can say!!!
Well, it took a few days for me to catch up with my Friend R. in Belgium to find out about Radio Donna.
His update is
“Radio Donna is not a gay station, it’s a gay friendly radio station and probably the most popular radio station in Belgium. The music they are playing is primarily from the charts and on Friday and Saturday evenings a more clubby atmosphere.”
Apparently “it’s State owned, so they have lot’s of money to make their commercials crazy and funny”. The Station is also broadcast out of Flanders so is broadcast only in Dutch.
I do know we’re going to be checking out their broadcast on Friday and Saturday evenings.
If you missed the video commercial the first time, here it is again!
Or if you want to see something totally unrelated yet hilarious, check out this video of Donnarama, one of the competitors in the 2007 Drag Idol competition held at Zelda’s in Toronto, Canada earlier this year! I have a special fondness for this clip as I’m in it…… As Donnarama jumps off the stage at 2:27 into the clip, I’m the Guys she jumps on and makes feel her fake boobs. What an evening, we already have a table reserved for the whole run next Year! The clip also has a cameo appearance by the winner from the previous year Tulsi.
If any of you are going to be in Toronto next year from early February to mid April, be sure to check out Zelda’s on Tuesday nights for a fun filled action packed, knock down drag em out Drag competition. It gets pretty fierce as the prize is over $2500.00.
So, when did it happen? When did commercials start to come out of the closet? Was it when all those studies found that Gay people, supposedly, have much more disposable income that we could be ignored no longer. Was it when Gay people came out and (not so) subtly took over all the advertising agencies? Either way, mainstream Companies that have the sense to recognize that we are a major spending force, and represent over 10% of society, should be a “target market”. Take this commercial from AGF Mutual funds:
My belief, is that things that make people laugh, even if we are the target of the humor, could help to stop Homophobia. Less Homophobia, hopefully leads to less anti-gay violence.
Unfortunately some commercials never make it to air, however in time……Take this one from Guinness:
My favorite so far has to be this one from Levi’s, it was actually made in two versions, a gay and a straight one. In 1992, Levi Strauss & Co. became the first Fortune 500 company to extend full medical benefits to domestic partners of employees.
The straight version just has a woman in the phone booth instead of a man.
All I can say is if a Company is prepared to go up against the Religious and/or Conservative establishment, they will get my support!