In the commercial, a woman is doing a particularly painful looking yoga position when another woman walks in with yogurt. They talk about the yogurt for a while and then the woman in the yoga position says “Honey, I can’t feel my hand” like a married couple would talk.
So I guess my question is, do you think the couple in the commercial is supposed to be a pair of lesbians and is the first commercial to feature a homosexual couple? And if not, what is?
I guess ads that exclusively run on Logo wouldn’t count.
I remember when this VW commercial was being aired, some group or organization boycotted it because they felt the guys in the commercial were a couple. I don’t see it but if they are then that’s an earlier commercial.
In any case the rest of the “conversation” really doesn’t offer any clue as to their relationship… and is rather more formal than I’d expect from a couple… (of course that could be because it ain’t a conversation, its advertising).
On the other hand, they clearly at least live together. I wouldn’t be doing yoga alone in a friend’s house. I also wouldn’t be letting myself into someone else’s house. And the place seems pretty nice… not like they’re roommates in some cheap apartment to save money.
But there’s also the option we’re reading way to much into this.
There was a “family” cell phone calling plan ad on maybe…three or four years ago that had a bunch of short clips of people trying to explain their huge cell phone bills to their families, and one of them was of one man talking to another man. IIRC, one of the men was in the bathroom, shaving, and the other was standing in the doorway, so it was pretty domestic. I assumed they were supposed to be a gay couple, anyway.
I realized I’ve never heard her say “honey” before, so I chalked it up to my usual inattentiveness about commercials. I just saw it on TV, watching a recording of the 7/6 episode of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and she does not say “honey” in that version.
I can’t stream video at the moment, so I’m not sure if any of the above links are of this, but one of the Flo the Insurance Chick spots has two guys talking to her about insurance together. It’s the one where one guy sold his watch to the other guy and the other guy won’t sell it back to him.
The ol’ Gay-Dar (version hetero) was pinging off the scale. I suppose the rainbow shirt one of them was wearing was a bit of a tip-off.