I must confess that though I would like to, and now possibly even have time to, I watch very little television. I usually forget that it exists, unless it’s the Olympics, in which case I am there. Thus, it was only this week (watching my one show I watch, which is now on again) I caught a glimpse of this unexpectedly queer little Blackberry commercial.
It caught me off guard! Not only are there gays, but there are gays sporting some rather aggressively fashion-forward mustaches, in West Hollywood no less! What do you think?
Does the Blackberry have any chance of ever redeeming itself as either hip or queer, two things that are delightfully conflated by this ad? I’d say a Blackberry is the straightest phone, but then again Riese has one. And I’d say intuitively the iPhone is the queerest phone, but our lady-team’s fleet of Androids is giving that title a run for its money. (I’ve got an EVO, Sarah’s got the Incredible, Tess has the brand new Droid X, Laneia’s got the Hero, and Kelsey just adopted a baby Droid Eris.)
Anyway, I thought the fellas in this ad were awfully cute. And then there’s a chic woman dressed in black, and a biker! So many alternative lifestyles, I’m all atwitter.
Will the Blackberry ever be cool? Or queer, because obviously those are interchangeable terms.