The normalization of gay dads in television commercials has been a slow but steady climb. And the coolest fatherhood commercials to me represent different races and sexualities without making a point to play into stereotypes. To that point, AT&T’s recent commercial “OK: Babysitter” recently just had me asking “wait, were those gay dads?”
In the pantheon of good commercials, I know that a dad holding a baby for 30 seconds isn’t the most compelling and groundbreaking image, but while I was out to dinner last night, the NBA Playoffs were on the television in the corner and an American Express commercial caught my eye.
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The car industry loves dads. But a ton of car commercials have focused on dads and sons. Wunderman and Global Team Blue created this ad for Ford about a dad and a daughter building what looks like a pinewood derby car. Naturally, the Ford Explorer has all the room they need for supplies.
And set to Piero Umiliani’s “Mah Na Mah Na,” how can you lose?
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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is out today on Blu-ray, but most of you kids already got it on Digital HD when it came out August 8. But there’s something we need to talk about…
The Awesome Mix.
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Every month, the Netflix life cycle evolves and we get some new content while saying goodbye to some old content. In July, we say goodbye to some old favorites (so watch them NOW before they’re gone) but say hello to some new, sexy content.