What if we flipped genders on the Netflix Ad?

Posted in: TV ads, Uncategorized

On: July 19, 2011

You know this ad. A middle class mom gawks at a hot dude in a dungeon, part of a movie she is watching with the girls on Netflix.

If we flipped genders, I wonder what the response would be? I’m not sure this version of the spot would last long on TV…

INT. DUNGEON.

We open on a beautiful young woman, chained in a dark and gloomy dungeon. She is wearing a period costume from the 1800s, a tight corset accentuating her ample breasts. This is BISCUIT.

Then GARY enters the scene. He’s dressed in pleated khakis, a golf shirt and gleaming white sneakers, totally out of context with the setting. He approaches BISCUIT.

GARY
Ho, ho, you are a little biscuit…I’m Gary, we should skedaddle cuz its boys night.

BISCUIT stands, still chained, her long blond hair flowing. The camera pauses for a moment on her ample breasts.

GARY
Oh…wow…you take your shirt off after the duel, right?

BISCUIT
Well, I….

GARY puts his finger to Biscuits lips.

GARY
Shhhh. No one wants to hear you talk.

GARY’s hands slide down BISCUIT’s face and neck, ever so close to her ample breasts.

GARY
Oh, wow…

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INT. NIGHT.

We cut to a middle class living room. GARY is in a Lazyboy chair, a couple of his buddies are on the couch. We see beer bottles and a chip bowl. GARY has a remote control in his hand. They are watching a huge big-screen TV. He is replaying a scene over and over in slow motion – a topless BISCUIT stepping out of the water, her ample breasts swaying.

GARY
This could turn me into a history buff….

FADE TO BLACK

2 responses to “What if we flipped genders on the Netflix Ad?”

  1. Wilkie says:

    Well put, Allan.

  2. I do like the way you have presented this particular problem plus it does give me personally a lot of fodder for thought. Nevertheless, from everything that I have observed, I simply wish as other feed-back pile on that men and women stay on point and in no way embark upon a tirade associated with the news du jour. Anyway, thank you for this superb piece and while I do not really agree with this in totality, I regard your point of view.

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