Monday, September 3, 2007

Lucia TV ads full of soft porn

The other night I happened to watch a documentary on Prime on the construction of the Hoover Dam. I was sick, so was unable to leap up and do anything like I normally do when the ads come on, so was forced to watch them. I suppose I could have closed my eyes instead, but there seems to be a compulsion to watch TV ads, which the Rug Rats used to term as "mini-movies" for babies.

What I found disturbing were the number of ads that seemed to be just an excuse for soft porn. In particular the latest Pak'n'Sav ad with the bouncy young girl that wants to go to university, so has got a job at Pak'n'Sav. But just watch what the camera does as she pins her name-tag to a spot just above her breast. The entire frame of the TV is temporarily filled with the entire breast as the name tag is pinned to the top!

Normally my eyes are not drawn to breasts in that way, so I felt like I was being forced to participate in someone's fantasy during that ad. It wasn't the only one, but it's the most memorable because at least in all the other ads I wasn't made to focus at just one body part, there was still somewhere else for my eyes to look.

Has anyone else noticed or am just particularly sensitive right now?

7 comment(s):

I.M Fletcher said...

I suppose it's getting worse all round. There are a lot of ads on the radio I turn off when they come on. There are a couple of different 'mens establishments', the one for the erotica expo I turned the radio off for, and even an ad with wording like, "there are times you need a suck - a really good suck' - something to do with piping waste but you know exactly how they're trying to draw your attention.

Lucia Maria said...

Ugh, Fletch, I've just remembered an ad on the radio for sex toys that really bugged me when it was playing. I'm so glad it's gone.

But the sucking ad - eeeewww!

Greg said...

Soft porn? Yeah right.
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I blame pharmaceutical advertising. All those accursedly ham-fisted double entendre Vigara, Cialis, and incontinence bits are really lowering the tone!

A. J. Chesswas said...

I totally agree with Greg. Those ads are a new phenomenon and they bug me like mad, and also contraceptive ads - there never used to be contraceptive ads. First time I heard one I wrote to the director of the manufacturing company and told him about Judgment Day. Never heard his ad again...

MathewK said...

Yeah there is a general trend in the media and in society just allow this sort of thing. It's that whole lack of morals and the permissive society that is promoted these days.

Anonymous said...

God you people are repressed.....its all sex sex sex with you....its sad.

Unknown said...

I hadn't noticed.

A couple of months ship time and your "porn" threashold is pretty high I guess.

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