“This ad really spoke to me, in that it featured a talking vagina”

Last night, Stephen Colbert took on the racist and douchey (literally!) Summer’s Eve commercials that we wrote about last week. It is, predictably, five minutes and forty-six seconds of pure gold.

To quote Colbert, what you are about to see, you cannot un-see. And you will probably want to re-see it multiple times, because it is that good.

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Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at chloesangyal.com

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  • http://feministing.com/members/doctressjulia/ Doctress Julia

    It would have been perfect if not for the ‘whipping it out on the subway’ thing. Sexually harassing strangers is SO funny! /s

    • http://feministing.com/members/shaniquequa92/ Shaniquequa

      I think he was actually mocking guys who do that. That tends to be his sense of humor.

    • http://feministing.com/members/bellinghamster/ Elizabeth A Johnson

      I agree! I was coming here to say the same thing!

  • http://feministing.com/members/maxine/ Max Vohra

    I saw this ad on Colbert and I didn’t get it. I thought the hand was writing something on the white space, and I wondered why Colbert was making fun of it! I totally didn’t get the “vaginal puppetry” part. Now I see it! I’m so [REDACTED], lol.

  • http://feministing.com/members/kaitmauro/ Kait Mauro

    Wow, I almost can’t believe those Summer’s Eve ads are real. “This is America, our vaginas speak English!” LMAO.