Gillette’s latest ad addresses pubic hair in song

At this level in human historical past, we’ve seen nearly each animal and object become an animated character: cats, canines, sponges, scorching canines, toothbrushes, and any toy you may consider. With its new ad marketing campaign, Gillette Venus may have scored a primary.

To mark the launch of its Venus for Pubic Hair & Pores and skin assortment, the model created an animated spot that includes a show-tune-singing pubic hair.

The anthropomorphized hair belts out a song in regards to the trials and tribulations of being a hair from down there. “I’m only a pube, and it’s not truthful, all I ever wished to be was simply one other hair. However after they acquired one have a look at me, the ruling from society was, ‘ew, not you.’”

The song additionally acknowledges promoting’s personal position in perpetuating an unrealistic ideally suited. “It looks like all of the advertisements are exhibiting good pores and skin and glossy hair, however what about this different world inside your underwear?”

It’s adorably hilarious, but additionally represents a broader development in current years, the place manufacturers are utilizing their promoting to talk out towards a number of the stigmas that they have created and perpetuated over the years.  A similar move has been happening around feminine hygiene and periods, with manufacturers like Thinx and Bodyform pushing for the normalization of discussing girls’s well being.

Gillette’s marketing campaign is harking back to the method taken during the last couple of years by direct-to-consumer shaving and body product brand Billie, which can clarify such a daring take from a serious model, after the startup uncovered such a wealthy space of differentiation.

Created by ad company Gray, the spot’s insights come from a survey of 250 American girls that the model carried out. Half the ladies mentioned it feels extra correct to make use of anatomical phrases, like pubic, however solely 18% of the ladies surveyed are literally utilizing them. Greater than 50% agreed that society has outlined what’s visually interesting relating to girls’s pubic grooming, and 56% want there have been extra correct descriptions and imagery in society of girls grooming this space of their our bodies.

It’s laudable to see an enormous model like Gillette search to trim down this stigma, however it’s as much as its prospects to say if this Venus spot succeeds.