movies matter | criticism by maryann johanson
Thu Mar 18 2010, 07:09pm | 4 comments
I’ve always been annoyed that the subtext of most car commercials is, “If you buy this car, girls will want to fuck you,” but it ain’t even the subtext here — it’s the text:
Well, the guy’s an unfaithful louse, but I can’t blame the bikini girls. I get a little turned on by a 1970s Charger myself.
I drove one of those. Nobody ever tapped on my window. Maybe it was the color–blue was too cool.
Okay, I’m not the biggest fan of Seinfeld (this will get relevant soon, I promise) but watching this commercial, I immediately flash back to the episode where George Costanza is on the subway, wearing an expensive suit, and gets approached by an attractive woman who becomes urgently fixated on taking him to a hotel room, for reasons he doesn’t even begin to suspect until it is too late to back out.
A spoiler warning kinda should go here, I guess.
Anyway, to make a long story short, after George is securely handcuffed to the bed, and the attractive woman finds out he has less than $50 in his wallet, she steals the expensive suit to make up for the time she wasted on him.
Something tells me a similar fate awaits the idiot in this car commercial.
This is one dodgy commercial.
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