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Is everyone familiar with the Sarah Jessica Parker commercial for "pretty khakis"? You know -- the one where she prances around, singing that vapid "I Enjoy Being A Girl" song?

Well, I don't know about you, but every time I see that commercial, I really want to throw things. I want to get up out of my chair, heft the TV over to the window, and toss it down onto the sidewalk below.

I thought it was just me -- I mean, heck, there's not exactly a shortage of sexist, dated, mindless commercials out there -- but last night I was hanging out with unixd0rk and he said that it made him want to start throwing things too.

So maybe there really is just something about this commercial. Who else wants to start tossing bricks every time they hear that song begin?




x-posted to feminist_rage

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tastymoogdust
Mar. 28th, 2005 05:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that commercial is just ridiculous.
Also, I dislike SJP in general. meh.
mixed_greens
Mar. 28th, 2005 07:39 pm (UTC)
Yech.
Yep, I am also offended by the commercial. But then again, SJP offends me.
She still is that geeky girl from "Square Pegs", no matter how much hairstyling or clothes styling she gets. She's been trying to be some kind of fashion plate, but she just can't shake the nerd factor.
Also, her role and particpation in Sex in the City really grated on me. I never got the series to begin with, since it was a group of very well off women who complained incessantly about their failures in finding their prince, knight, savior, what-have-you without once thinking that they could exist quite happily on their own without reference to a male companion. But what can you expect from a series based on a very bad book to begin with, that was written by a group of gay men not unlike the ones who run women's fashion magazines and tell women that they're too fat, not sexy enough, or not something enough for the men in their life. For SJP to be in such disguised gay self-loathing shows that she subscribes to a very outdated sense of gender roles.
But then again, she lives in her little NYC Actors' bubble with her equally fatuous and untalented husband, Mattew Broderick. They're both well past their sell-by dates and I hope they fade away.
I've heard that Joss Stone, the 17-year old blues mama from England is taking over duties from SJP as the Gap Chick, so hopefully they'll get a bit more interesting in their commercials again.
Just my opinion. I could be wrong.
lurpy
Mar. 28th, 2005 08:37 pm (UTC)
I guess I'm not a huge fan of SJP and I'm also not a big fan of the recent GAP commercials but I haven't seen this particular commercial. What's so scream worthy about it?
hopita
Mar. 29th, 2005 03:14 am (UTC)
When I have a brand new hairdo
And my eyelashes all in curl
I float as the clouds on air do
I enjoy being a girl

When men say I'm cute and funny
And my teeth aren't teeth but pearls
I just lap it up like honey
I enjoy being a girl ...
lurpy
Mar. 29th, 2005 03:31 pm (UTC)
Oh... point taken.

I enjoy being a girl too. ;-)
i3uffalogirl
Mar. 28th, 2005 10:43 pm (UTC)
I don't even mind SJP, and this made me want to barf...

http://secure.www.gap.com/asp/shops/gap/spring2005_tv.asp?wdid=20
lurpy
Mar. 29th, 2005 03:50 pm (UTC)
I just watched it and it would have made a good song from a 1940's musical. A GAP commercial, not so much.
hopita
Mar. 29th, 2005 05:25 pm (UTC)
You get that it is a song from a 1940s musical, yes?
lurpy
Mar. 29th, 2005 10:19 pm (UTC)
Nope.... never heard it.
hopita
Mar. 29th, 2005 11:29 pm (UTC)
lurpy
Mar. 30th, 2005 03:14 am (UTC)
No wonder.... every time a song from Flower Drum Song comes on the Broadway channel, I change it. It's not the most entertaining show, in my opinion.
morrigan716
Mar. 29th, 2005 01:25 am (UTC)
Almost on cue, as soon as I read this post, the damn commercial came on TV.
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