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Thursday 29 March 2007

The ad that won't be showing in San Fransisco

An ad. for a cutely-named male 'personal lubricant' (ahem, watch it! - Ed.) called 'Boy Butter' will not be shown on cable channels in, of all places, San Fransisco because the cable operators there deem it too controversial. Although not specifically designed for the 'gay market' the makers thought it would go down well (so to speak!) in markets with a high gay (and presumably Gay-friendly) population and the ad. will air soon on mainstream channels in both New York and Los Angeles. Maybe the folks in San Fransisco are just showing a bit of post-modernist angst, possibly because (I suppose) the ad. might be felt to stereotype gays, using as it does quite a suggestive script. Anyway, judge for yourself:

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