Food Porn

We also see sexual themes in selling food even around the world.

In this commercial we dont know that the girl is eating noodles till the end.

This commercial is a more like a way to stay in shape kinda thing, by eating low fat foods

but by using a girl with a flat stomach, it provides the viewer to stay and watch what it is all about.

This by far has to be the worst commercial every, trying to promote heathy eating by using a sexy people on tv to show the foods, and then the people watching the tv to try it out. Its quite ironic though because it is possible that someone might actually try it after watching the commercial. You be the judge on this commercial.

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4 Responses to “Food Porn”

  1. camouflageculture Says:

    The starving navel?

    When the body itself revolts.

    If commercials already have a way of overriding our consciousness, what happens when they can directly override certain neurology… and literally make you hungry… or horny… or depressed…

  2. I saw the first two commercials before and it is indeed very interesting to watch. It raises some questions when we watch these “food porn”. Is it even considered food porn? <– (Supposely, in the future, people would not even ask this question when they watch this.)
    If commercials do override our conscious + override our neurology
    in the case of the first commercial where the udon girl might make a guy horny, or in the second commercial where a person may feel overwhelmed by seeing the piece of meat being stuck on the girl’s belly, what does that accomplish?

    If these commercials indeed override our “mind” and even certain neurology, it engages in with the viewer. Not only does the commercial become rememberable, it would make the person curious as to see how “good” that can of tuna, or that bowl of noodles could be.

    It gets imbedded into the user’s conscious. For me, if I saw that can of tuna, or the bowl of noodles, I would really be tempted to buy them because I would be so curious as to how “good” they would be.

    Are they good as the commercials portray them to be? I don’t know and that makes me curious.
    As for the third clip you have put in there, it makes me wonder just how much “porn” is being imbedded so much into our society.

    Great thread! It really helped me engage with it.
    :nak

  3. The bottom line is that Sex Sells. Thats all there is to it.
    When we watch the first video, we may remember the joke about the noodles, but when we go out to buy the noodles all we are going to think about when we see that brand of noodles is the hot korean girl. Like wise with the second commercial. Now, we may think about loosing weight when we see that brand of tuna on the shelf of the super market, but a lot of us are just going to be thinking of the girl with the sexy stomach. Even if the person looking at it is a heterosexual woman, they’ll still find that attractive and see something that they want, even if it is for them to have that type of stomach.
    Just imagine the type of image this sends to all the young kids out there. If your a teenaged boy and you see a bunch of different brands of food and one of them reminds you of the sexy girl you saw on TV, which one do you think he’s going to buy?
    If you go to Don Quihote, go to the Korean Liquor section and see which bottle appeals to you.

  4. That belly button one was actually sort of creepy. I guess being a girl, I take on a different perspective from finding the flat stomach sexy. I get what the commercial is trying to say though. But personally, I would not feel more compelled to buy that product after seeing that commercial.

    Sex really does sell though. That feeling of pleasure after viewing some sexy sort of clip will probably resurface once you’re standing in front of the product at a super market.

    If we were ever to have commercials completely override our neurology and suddenly spark hunger, desire, etc., well, our wallets are somewhat screwed I suppose. That reminds me of the novel “Rant” by Chuck Palahniuk. In the society depicted in his book, the people had these neural transmitters lodged in the back of their necks…and it responded to many things in the environment. Just passing by a starbucks, you’d get the sensation of drinking a delicious foaming latte, and your mouth would go dry with thirst for it. Hopefully things won’t come down to that, but I wouldn’t be surprised.

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