Posts Tagged ‘tiger woods’

Tiger Woods Nike Ad

April 8, 2010

Tiger returned to golf today, but not before Nike, his most loyal sponsor aired this commercial. The voice heard here is that of Tiger’s late father, inquiring into Tiger’s decision making process. Personally I think this is brilliant. The company acknowledges the scandal, however they are showing Tiger in a conversation with his dad, or what could be considered conscience. In my opinion, it seems to speak to the fact that in sports or in our every day lives, when its over and the lights go out, the only person left to answer to is the voice of our conscience. I hope Tiger kicks ass on the green today. What do you think?

The Girlfriend Experience

January 12, 2010

The Girlfriend Experience, although released last year, resurfaced in my mind with the overexposed Tigergate. Several individual discussions on Tiger, seemed to always end with the same question: Why not just pay a call-girl?. TGE is a film that follows a $2000-an-hour call girl, (played by adult film star Sasha Grey) living and working in New York in the days leading up to the Obama/Mccain election.

Directed by Stephen Soderburg, the movie gives us a voyeuristic experience in the everyday of our heroine. We witness her encounters with her clients featuring little sex, and instead verbose monologues on the upcoming election, and the state of the economy. Placing an emphasis on the her all-american girl status, our call girl in question comes with a supportive boyfriend albeit bordering on attached.

Was the the acting in this oscar-worthy? Absolutely not. However with the mistress usually the person burnt at the stake, its refreshing to see a flick where she is human, has ambition, feelings, and gets hurt. Yes, the picture glamorizes what can be a dangerous profession, but its about examining this one girls choice to be in the business, and what’s at stake even if you are making $2000 an hour.

Since the Governor Spitzer‘s fall in ’08, the call girl who played a part in inspiring the popularity of this firm, has managed to make lemonade out of the oh so sour lemons handed to her with the launch of her relationship column. See there can be happy endings.