Apr 6, 2015
Scary, Heterosexist Ads of the 1960s
2. They're heterosexist, replicating the nuclear family myth, Mom, Dad, and Kids as aggressively as A&W's Papa, Mama, and Baby Burgers (see "Bill and I Become a Mama and a Papa.")
3. If every bite causes a shuddering orgasm of joy, how do you ever get through a meal?
When I was a kid in the 1960s, print ads were even worse. Not dependent on real humans, they drew faces with bizarre contortions of ecstatic abandon that real actors could never get away with, except maybe in horror movies.
Who wears hats to dinner? And why is the demon girl levitating her plate of human meat, peas, and orange things?
What, exactly, did she put in those drinks? And why is she serving four of them to one victim?
"Room for one more. Join us!"
See also: The Bisexual M&Ms