March 26, 2006

The Commercial Closet.

The website catalogs LGBT-themed advertisements in both print and television. For each ad, the site provides a synopsis, screen stills, video, and a rating - does the ad convey a positive or negative message regarding queerness?

The group's mission statement:

[The] Commercial Closet Association educates and influences the world of advertising to understand, respect and include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) references in advertising to achieve a more accepting society while achieving successful business results.
Three ads I like:

"Mess" (Guinness)

"Marriage" (Johnny Walker Red)

"Undress an Orange" (I think some Israeli industry group that lobbies for fruit?) (Addendum: pun unintended.)

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