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Do men deserve it? A new commercial for lingerie airing in the UK shows an attractive woman getting ready for her date (putting on a number of sexy unmentionables), then walking by all the men at the bar to kiss her equally lovely girlfriend, sitting alone waiting for her. The tagline implies the lingerie is too sexy to waste on men. (warning: Quicktime)
posted by jonson (48 comments total)

 
The tagline implies the lingerie is too sexy to waste on men

Straight Pride T-shirts, now this!! Modern life is rubbish.
posted by SpaceCadet at 1:07 PM on July 29, 2003


Notice the name of the lingerie company. Not only do I deserve it, I own it. (not really but I can dream)
posted by srboisvert at 1:16 PM on July 29, 2003


Hmpf. A really edgy ad would have her staying home and masturbating in front of a mirror. Lesbians are sooo passe.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 1:18 PM on July 29, 2003


For many (many!) more GLBT themed ads, visit The Commercial Closet. My favorite (everyone else's too, apparently) is this Guinness ad that never ran.
posted by stonerose at 1:37 PM on July 29, 2003


Or donning a habit and cowl and showing up at a cathedral to take her vows as a nun.

I wear nice undies though no one has seen them in a looooooong time. They really are something you do for yourself.
posted by orange swan at 1:37 PM on July 29, 2003


I think the message of the ad is that _some_ men deserve it and so do some women. What's wrong with that?
posted by jamespake at 1:44 PM on July 29, 2003


Too bad the closest male equivalent is clean underwear.
posted by gottabefunky at 1:44 PM on July 29, 2003


Do men deserve it?

Probably not. But we sure do like it.
posted by Cyrano at 1:45 PM on July 29, 2003


They really are something you do for yourself.

Speaking as someone who cannot wear silk boxers, I entirely agree.
posted by WolfDaddy at 1:45 PM on July 29, 2003


Actually, jamespake, the ad answers its own question: "Do men deserve it? (wait until the end) no."
posted by adamrice at 1:50 PM on July 29, 2003


[wonders what type of accident renders one incapable of wearing silk boxers]
posted by Hildago at 1:51 PM on July 29, 2003


[wonders what type of accident renders one incapable of wearing silk boxers]

Well, some men find that silk boxers feel a little "too good", making them slightly embarrassing to wear in public. Just a guess.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 1:54 PM on July 29, 2003


adamrice - I didn't wait until the end because I've only got a 56k connection but thanks for letting me know. Personally, I'm not worried.
posted by jamespake at 1:58 PM on July 29, 2003


ah, just another excuse to show two hots chicks kissing.

cool by me.
posted by badzen at 2:02 PM on July 29, 2003


PST is right on the frenulum. Uh, money.
posted by WolfDaddy at 2:03 PM on July 29, 2003


Thanks for relieving everyone's curiosity, WolfDaddy.

I've found the guys I've been involved with didn't really care very much about pretty skivvies. Sure they liked it and I'm sure they would have preferred pretty undies to ugly or too old, worn ones, but they were more focused on me. And when I think about it, I'm perfectly happy with that. So now, as I said, it really is for me. I wear what I find attractive and comfortable. Alas, so much of what is pretty is not comfortable. I had one sphagetti strap nightgown once and threw it out in frustration because I kept falling out of the damn thing all night long.
posted by orange swan at 2:06 PM on July 29, 2003


And that is a problem because...
posted by dr_dank at 2:07 PM on July 29, 2003


... because rolling over and catching a nipple under your forearm hurts. (I know whereof I speak.)
posted by swerve at 2:18 PM on July 29, 2003


This whole conversation reminds me of an old thread (can't seem to find it) in which bloggers posted pics of their bedrooms, and there was general amazement that the male's bedrooms were generally neater/spiffier than the female's, until it was pointed out that a clean bedroom isn't the utmost thing on a male's mind when it comes to a female's boudoir.

Thanks for relieving everyone's curiosity, WolfDaddy.

Hey, if you can't answer a question honestly asked in a widely-read public forum with relatively anonymous contributors, where can you?? chuckle yay swerve!
posted by WolfDaddy at 2:33 PM on July 29, 2003


guys I've been involved with didn't really care very much about pretty skivvies

I'll second that. If it's a once-and-out situation, I wouldn't care if she was wearing Hitler Underoos. I'd just take extra care not to get her pregnant.
posted by Mayor Curley at 2:49 PM on July 29, 2003


... because rolling over and catching a nipple under your forearm hurts. (I know whereof I speak.)

*nods in agreement*
posted by pixeldiva at 3:11 PM on July 29, 2003


If it's a once-and-out situation, I wouldn't care if she was wearing Hitler Underoos.

Afternoon tea. All over the monitor.

I wonder what Hitler Underoos would look like. Lots of little cartoon Hitler faces (in a sort of 1930s Disney style) in polka-dot patterns? Or perhaps a Leni Riefenstahl-esque tableau of Hitler at a rally, surrounded by a sea of Underoo-wearing Aryans?

... because rolling over and catching a nipple under your forearm hurts.

Is this something you have to have more than an A-cup to understand?
posted by scody at 3:23 PM on July 29, 2003


Is this something you have to have more than an A-cup to understand?

scody - not if it refers to your girlfriend's nipple... sorry, all this feverish lesbianism has whipped me into a frenzy.
posted by jonson at 3:31 PM on July 29, 2003


If it's a once-and-out situation, I wouldn't care if she was wearing Hitler Underoos.

*snort* Okay, that image is unsettling. I imagine a bunch of little cat hitlers, a la Maus, in an Escheresque pattern.

I can't wear silk boxers either. for the, um, reasons enuncuated by PinkStainlessTail.
posted by notsnot at 3:41 PM on July 29, 2003


As I typed it, I imagined the good kind of Underoos that actually resembled the superhero costumes (like the Captain America ones) as opposed to the crappy kind that had a picture of the subject (like The Incredible Hulk). So I was thinking tan and the shirt would have a bandolier, medals and collars drawn on it.

Thinking of bad concepts in Underoos can pass the time in the car. I also want to see Leonid Brezhnev (underwear version of a crappy Soviet suit), Lobot and Billy Bragg.
posted by Mayor Curley at 3:44 PM on July 29, 2003


Are you posting from in the car? Don't crash!
posted by jonson at 3:52 PM on July 29, 2003


scody - not if it refers to your girlfriend's nipple... sorry, all this feverish lesbianism has whipped me into a frenzy.

No worries, jonson, it's a frenzy I've seen you get into before.
posted by scody at 3:58 PM on July 29, 2003


This aired in 1996.
posted by woil at 4:08 PM on July 29, 2003


Mayor Curley - I've seen some weird fetishes in my time - but superhero-esque underoos is right up there with the weirdest... and I'm not sure indulging it is something you should really do whilst driving, in the interests of safety, of course... ;)
posted by pixeldiva at 4:22 PM on July 29, 2003


Now I'm stuck wondering how many young Underoos fetishists we're (or more properly Columbia Studios) creating with Cameron Diaz in the Charlie's Angels movies ...
posted by WolfDaddy at 4:30 PM on July 29, 2003


I wonder what Hitler Underoos would look like.

Der wiener uber alles?
um...
Heil Schnitzel?

This aired in 1996.

Wow, that's the last time I aired my undies, too!
And I'm with WolfDaddy on the silk issue. Not because they feel "too good," but because they hike like a Nepalese Sherpa.
posted by squirrel at 4:30 PM on July 29, 2003


And I'm with WolfDaddy on the silk issue. Not because they feel "too good," but because they hike like a Nepalese Sherpa.

You'd think by now, with all the technological advances, that someone would have come up with a solution for "hungry bum"

... and no, thongs don't count.
posted by pixeldiva at 4:48 PM on July 29, 2003


I suppose future generations could have genetically engineered flat bums. But what fun would that be.
posted by orange swan at 5:15 PM on July 29, 2003


... because rolling over and catching a nipple under your forearm hurts.
Only if it is your nipple.

I am glad to hear there are others with that problem, WolfDadddy.
posted by dg at 5:30 PM on July 29, 2003


The site this is on, TTR2, seems pretty disgusting. It's a site intended to help you jumpstart "viral marketing". Or as they say, If you're an agency or brand running a viral campaign then get in touch and we'll post it on the site for you.
I'm as po(po)mo as the next guy, but I can't decide if this is viral, ironic, astroturf, or what. I do know it's pretty lame.
posted by Nelson at 5:31 PM on July 29, 2003


I'm as po(po)mo as the next guy

Didn't the Beach Boys have a big hit with that?

Po-pomo, ironic, ooh drink gin-and-tonic
Viral, market niche, come on Lilo and Stitch...

posted by scody at 5:47 PM on July 29, 2003


scody - I apologize that you keep turning gay (or at the very least bi-curious) in my mefi-fantasies. If it's any consolation, you're also really hot in them.
posted by jonson at 6:18 PM on July 29, 2003


Oh, and for the MeFier who asked WHY it's a problem to keep falling out of one's nightgown, well, even when one doesn't have the pressing nipple under forearm problem (knock wood), it's just damn uncomfortable and a pain to have to keep waking up in order to stuff oneself back in. And it's also a little disconcerting to wake and find that one is staring oneself in the face, so to speak.
posted by orange swan at 7:04 PM on July 29, 2003


silk boxers + sweat = maximum chafe.

MAXIMUM chafe. I couldn't walk the next day.

But damn, Billy Bragg underoos? I'd be all over that.
posted by ursus_comiter at 7:19 PM on July 29, 2003


I know I'll get hell for this, but I've tried every type of UW I could find and I hate all of them.

I guess I really am naked under all these clothes...

*ducks*
posted by a_green_man at 7:46 PM on July 29, 2003


I wonder what Hitler Underoos would look like.

I'm thinking, just the 'stache, strategically located.

Should I try sleeping in silken uw's?

I liked PinkStainlessTail's version, but passe? Already? So soon?
posted by alicesshoe at 9:05 PM on July 29, 2003


Bah. The only things I care about in lingerie, hers or mine, are cleanliness and ease of removal.
posted by aeschenkarnos at 11:37 PM on July 29, 2003


While shopping in Madrid a few years ago, I found a pair of Real Madrid musical knickers. I kid you not. I had to buy them, but oddly enough, my wife never wore them. I wonder why?
posted by salmacis at 1:10 AM on July 30, 2003



I liked PinkStainlessTail's version , but passe? Already? So soon?


Yup. Onanists are the new lesbians. You heard it here first. Gay is out too. Raincoated Eye for the Tissueless Guy is already in development.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 3:37 AM on July 30, 2003


the pressing nipple under forearm problem (knock wood)

Uh, I think it was Wolfdaddy who was knocking 'wood' - at least in some situations...
posted by soyjoy at 8:57 AM on July 30, 2003


You people still wear underwear? To bed??
posted by widdershins at 10:08 AM on July 30, 2003


Honestly, widdershins, I haven't since you told me not to. Literally, in 1988.
posted by jonson at 3:34 PM on July 30, 2003


*wipes tears, ducks questioning looks from curious co-workers*
posted by widdershins at 7:19 AM on July 31, 2003


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