Best known for his photography, artist Charlie White produced a completely creepy ad for Adidas in 2006 titled Pink. In this piece, a cum-like substance falls from a conche, prompting a teenaged girl’s transformation into a glittery plastic product. Presumably, her teddy bear starts this process, though to my mind the stuffed animal is simply a plot device representing the onset and passing of puberty.
On an unrelated note, the props in this short feel slightly outdated to me. What girl uses a landline and keeps a room without a computer in it these days? It seems as though these decisions must have been intentional, but I’m not sure I fully understand the rationale behind them.
White’s OMG BFF LOL, a movie exploring teenage consumption, feels similarly slightly out of date. Though the economic downturn has yet to turn off mindless purchasing, the reality that that may be a necessity seems far less abstract than it did two years ago. Either way, the script in this animation recalls the creepiness of White’s earlier film Pink. “I think it helps to want more than I can have,” says a teenager with long blonde hair. “You know what I mean? Cause I love to want.” Her friend replies, “I love to want too, but I love to have way more. ”
Originally via: Brian Alfred, Facebook