Here comes the bride?

No, dont panic, not for real, definitely not yet, and probably never, in all truth. But getting to dress up as a bride, well, I would say it was unlikely, but you never know. When I got home from work on Friday evening, a friend on Twitter had let me know about this link.

Or for those of you who like the information in easy form

For this campaign, we are looking to cast a transgender woman, around 21-50 years old, to portray our bride. This spot tells the story of a bride on her wedding day and captures the power of optimism in a real, bright, sometimes heavy, but mostly positive way. This is an acting role (not portraying yourself) so there may be some dialogue required. We’re looking for someone who is dynamic, interesting and able to give us real emotion and a genuine, loving smile. Ideally someone with a story to tell, optimistic light inside, expressive eyes and has acting ability. Script can be provided upon request

Fine, strictly I dont fit into that age range, but everyone tells me I dont look my age, and I’m told my smile is good, so I’ve given it a go, and sent off an application, selling myself accordingly. The money is good ($4500, plus travel costs), the filming is in LA, so what more could I ask? The obvious answers, to have acted more recently, to be a bit, if not a lot younger (I’m sure they are ideally seeking someone nearer the lower end of that age range), but what the hell, if you dont try, you dont know, and as a few friends have said to me, I’m only going to hear the answer “No” at worst. In fact, its what I’m expecting, but if it enables me to get a foot in the door, who knows?

But no, I havent yet looked to see if the Dodgers are at home at all, during filming dates, for some strange reason lol. Though fine, if by some miracle it does happen, I sure will! Knowing my luck, they wont be, but anyway…when I’m a star of multiple TV ads, and living in town, stop laughing, I’m very much only joking now!

I must admit, despite being horribly independent nowadays, I’ve always dreamed of wearing a wedding dress, since the first day I knew I wanted to become a woman, back in 2001, but never imagined it happening. It almost certainly wont, but maybe, just maybe?

The video. Massive clue in the blog title, this time. I know, shock horror…

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There are some shocking adverts about

The only snag with this, is that I have no idea if this advert is also inflicted on my North American friends, or not? Given its for an I-Phone, I’m suspecting it is, but anyway…

In terms of product placement, with me at least, they’re wasting their time. Like all good 30’s girls, I have no need for, or desire to own said product. Indeed, in terms of this country at least, I’m the perfect 30’s girl, I dont have a working mobile phone.

So why this piece, simple. Over here, on many of the lesser cable stations, the variety of adverts is very limited, so this one gets played a lot on ESPN, where I get my baseball fix. Thankfully we only get about a minute of this crazy song, but some would say thats more than enough.

But anyway, it got into my head, so I did this thoroughly modern thing (I know, not the perfect 30’s girl, but…If I didnt, you wouldnt get this!) of investigating the song on Google. So I discovered its someone called Robert Preston, dates to 1961, and was part of JFK’s plan to get Americans fit! Ah well, looking around today…oops!

Seriously, its driving me nuts, and I hope this campaign doesnt run much longer.

But just to annoy my readers (though take my advice, dont play it), here is a longer version than the ad

Just be grateful I didnt punish you with all 6 and a half minutes of it! 😛