A new ad from the No On Measure B campaign, starring straight porn superstar James Deen.
There’s a lot of information given in the first minute. Can you read it, interpret it, and watch what’s going on in the background at the same time? I’m distracted by James Deen to care about the content of the ad. I and most of you already know what this ad is about, but the average L.A. voter doesn’t. Does the No On B campaign expect people to be that informed about a down ballot local measure? Also, does anyone outside of the porn industry know who Michael Weinstein is?
Eventually, things come together by the second minute of the clip. If you know nothing about Measure B, it becomes clear what it would do via an effective, comedic use of exaggeration. Plus, everyone loves James Deen.
Both the “Yes on B” and “No on B’ campaigns are driven, of course, by money. The “Yes” people–AHF and Michael Weinstein–are rumored to be in bed with the condom companies, while most the funding behind “No” comes from mega producer Manwin, which stands to lose an untold amount of money if they have to start using condoms and can’t provide customers with the bareback content they demand. But regardless of motives, B is fundamentally wrong. It’s unenforceable, unnecessary, and a big government overreach that has bizarrely made allies out of the porn industry and the L.A. County Republican Party, which has come out in opposition to the measure.
If you live in L.A., vote no on B.