McVie and The Bakla Review posted their selection of the top 10 gayest Pinoy TV commercials of the decade. You can check either TBR’s post or McVie’s post (it’s mostly the same content). Looking at their list, I can’t find any obvious omissions. The funny KFC Shrimp Surfers is there, as is the Sunkist basketball ad. And my two favorites—the Pond’s and the Ad Congress Target:Market (shown below)—are in the top 3.
If I were to compile such a list, I wouldn’t rank highly the TVCs that merely display eye candy, like their #1 Rexona ad. I prefer those ads that have obvious gay themes and moreso if they show them in a positive light. So for me, the Ad Congress Target:Market commercial would be my #1, followed by the Pond’s. What do you think? Which would be your choices? Go to TBR’s or McVie’s post to comment.
Since we’re talking about TV commercials anyway, I’d like to share this treasure trove of a website named Commercial Closet that I’ve known for several years now. It’s a directory of TV commercials, print ads, and other ad-related material from around the world that have LGBT themes or subjects. There’s plenty of good stuff in here and you can quickly see that other countries have commercials that are unlikely to see the light of day here in the Philippines. Enjoy!