This 2014 Starbucks ad for which the coffee company partnered with LGBT network OUTtv, features Bianca Del Rio and Adore Delano, two stars from RuPaul’s Drag Race (2009-present), an American reality television series in which contestants compete to be “America’s next drag superstar.” Del Rio and Delano were rivals on the show and this dynamic is used to express the impact Starbucks has had since 1971, where customers can “expect more than great coffee,” since an intuitive barista is shown anticipating the desires of both drag queens, quelling their argument by presenting them both with coffee at the same time.
Cosmpolitan featured pop star Rihanna on its cover in July of in 2011. Cosmopolitan’s corporate owner, the Hearst Corporation, describes “Cosmo” as, “the lifestylist for millions of fun, fearless females who want to be the best they can be in every area of their lives. Cosmopolitan inspires with information on relationships and romance, the best in fashion and beauty, the latest on women's health and well-being, as well as what is happening in pop culture and entertainment…and just about everything else fun, fearless females want to know.”
These images were used in the 2009 ad campaign for Emporio Armani men's underwear, featuring international soccer star David Beckham. Beckham's body is highly sculpted, and the poses featured in the images are undoubtedly sexually suggestive. In many ways, the ads might be seen as mimicking some of the styles that are commonly featured in advertisements that highlight women's bodies.
This series trailer is for East Los High, a teen drama that premiered in 2013 about a group of Latino American youth growing up in East Los Angeles, CA. The show is available for streaming exclusively on Hulu, an American online television and media streaming company, and is the first Hulu show to feature an all Latino cast. The trailer gives a sense of what themes the series will address, including the dramas of high school relationships, family, love, sex, betrayal, revenge, work, violence, dancing, teen pregnancy, and the role of digital culture in teen life, all from the perspective of Latino American teenagers in LA.
"Gossip Girl" is a television teen drama series that ran from 2007 to 2012. In this promo from a season two, upper-class protagonist Serena (played by Blake Lively) and middle-class poet Dan (played by Penn Badgely) are on a bus. Serena instigates a series of increasingly seductive gestures, first offering him a magazine, biting into a chocolate-covered strawberry and voraciously sucking her fingers, falling into his lap, and finally grabbing him and leading him towards the bus toilet where they hook up. The controvesial promo was part of a larger campaign designed to be shocking and provocative, using taglines such as "OMFG!" on billboards and posters. The campaign also appropriated negative press received from watchdog groups ("mind blowingly inappropriate" and "bad for you"), and turned the criticsim around as a way to brand the show and its racy content.