Friday, March 10, 2006

Candybar=Beautiful Woman?

I'm deeply disturbed by a new commercial for Milky Way bars. It involves a man and woman standing on the doorstep of a house. Its clearly the end of a first date, and the woman does not allow the man into her house. The man retreats back to his car, to the comfort of a milky way. But as he goes to bite the candy it magically turns into a beautiful young woman who showers him with praise. This is followed by the slogan, "Milky Way...Comfort in a Bar." I was immediately disturbed by this commerical, but watching it again I noticed something even more disturbing. The young woman has a strange accent. I can't identify its orgin, but I can only conclude that this woman is supposed to be exotic/passive/easy.

4 comments:

Chris said...

Hey, I saw that stupid candybar commercial and found it disturbing as well. Seems to equate women with man's satisfaction. Ick!

Anonymous said...

does anyone know who that woman is?

Stephanie said...

more importantly, does anyone have a copy of it? I can only find a poor quality one on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQMyfGpu1HQ&search=milky%20way%20panda

Dharma said...

I think I know the commercial. I, too, am deeply disturbed by the implications. Of course every time I see it I am horrified, too horrified to ever craft what the implications are, only react to it.