Provocative / Offensive Ads #1

Discussion in 'Ad Campaigns' started by Spike413, May 11, 2004.

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  1. Salvatore

    Salvatore Wanderlust

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    Oh...
    What's more shocking than the image is that I'm shocked by the fact I'm still shocked by what Tom Ford produces.
     
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    now it is just complete gross (so the perfume become the substitute of the dick now? very fking brilliant)
    u know, really, it is even worse then a real porn
     
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    :lol::lol:
     
  4. tigerrouge

    tigerrouge don't look down

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    As a visual concept, the ads are certainly creating reactions, so in that way, they work. But as something that will promote sales of the product itself, I'm not so sure. You don't get scent strips in porn mags (!). Scent is sensual because it lasts, it lingers. Porn promotes speedy, disposable satisfaction. The perfume and the pictures... contradictory timescales.
     
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    Very very tasteless. I'm not so much offended by the sexual nature or objectification of the woman, but more offended by the fact that she looks so plastic. Women do not look like that! Gross.
     
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    I completely agree and this is a massive problem in a lot of advertising.
     
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    I've had an argument with my boyfriend over overtly sexual advertising during one of my uber feminist attacks and he argued that most of those ads are women's products (clothes, jewelry and even that Tom Ford perfume).

    Any thoughts?
     
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    Shot by Terry?
    Who would have guessed? :shifty:
     
  9. J67X4

    J67X4 Melancholy

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    Although i would looove to know who did her wax/lazer.. man ingrowns
    I dont personally find it offensive just really cheap and tacky..more of a reflection on the person who had the concept than the message
     
  10. sarahslug

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    Maybe we buy into sex just as much as men. Either that or they play upon women's desire to be perfect. We want to be the sexy women in the advert, and we want to be that thin, waxed, beautiful, plastic, etc
     
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    why the f**k would tom ford hire terry richardson???? that man needs to start trying to be a photographer and start directing porn videos.
     
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    ^ i dunno, but i highly doubt the quality of the porn (if that ever happen), really.....
     
  13. Northern Star

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    There has been so much chat here about these images, but to be fair they are quite ridiculous and shouldn't be taken seriously at all.
     
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    i don't think the intent of the ad is to be sexy...
     
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    What is That??? it's so gross...and so not polite, so slimey and wet ads.. i felt that i'm looking penthouse magazine, not and ads...i guess Tom's just want to create something after that YSL M7 ads, fetured frontal naked man.
     
  16. tigerrouge

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    At least with the YSL M7 advert, Tom was drawing on the history of the house - from the iconic image of Yves himself nude, from decades ago.

    I think that these new ads are the inevitable outcome of an advertising mindset that relies on shock tactics rather than visual wit to make an impact. Shock requires you to go further and further in each ad, until you reach the end of the road, and you've run out of taboos you can break with popular appeal. You start straying into exploiting taboos that start to disgust - but disgust never shifted many aftershaves.

    There is a degree of wit in the adverts, but for most, I imagine it's outweighed by the mild revulsion. And if they're supposed to be arty... if Tom really believed in breaking visual boundaries, he'd become the film director he's always been talking about - but that never seems to happen. He's a salesman, pure and simple. And with these ads - his latest sales pitch - well, it bores me at the moment. Anyone can ask a woman to open her mouth for a photo. High production values aren't enough to raise it to a higher level where it becomes something "more" than the porn that inspires it.

    And that is such a boring bottle shape. Not much original thought went into that either.
     
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    Are you sure about that? I thought it was Marilyn Minter.

    Although in another article they do talk about shooting with Richardson in Milan. I don't know
     
  18. BaroqueRockstar

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    he switched. it's now richardson, and it doesn't feature tom ford either.
     
  19. Spike413

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    Those shots cannot be compared to the M7 ad. That was nudity for the sake of beauty, this stuff is HORRIBLE.

    Tom, what were you thinking. This isn't what I expect from you, you can do better than that.
     
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    those tom ford pictures are HILARIOUS!
     
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