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Sat May 25, 2019, 03:51 PM

Gillette just released a groundbreaking ad of a trans man's first shave

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2019/05/gillette-just-released-groundbreaking-ad-trans-mans-first-shave/

The ad features Samson Bonkeabantu Brown, a young Canadian trans man who says, “Growing up I was always trying to figure out what kind of man I want to become and I’m still trying to figure out what kind that I want to become.”

His father watches as he shaves for the first time, saying, “Now don’t be scared. Shaving is about being confident. You are doing fine.”

At the end of the ad, Brown says, “It’s not just myself transitioning. It’s everyone around me transitioning.”

The ad’s tagline, released as part of its just unveiled #MyBestSelf campaign, says, “Whenever, wherever, however it happens – your first shave is special.”


Link to the video (sorry, hosted on Facebook, but it's public and you can view without an account):

https://www.facebook.com/gillette/videos/2353380328320259/

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Reply Gillette just released a groundbreaking ad of a trans man's first shave (Original post)
WhiskeyGrinder May 2019 OP
Ohiogal May 2019 #1
Control-Z May 2019 #2
targetpractice May 2019 #3
TomSlick May 2019 #4
demmiblue May 2019 #5

Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 03:56 PM

1. That's a nice ad. Father looks very proud!

Get ready for the hateful Uber religious crowd to call for a boycott of Gillette.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 04:02 PM

2. Wow! Good for Gillette!!

Republicans are going to lose their shit, stop using Gillette products and some might even stop shaving altogether in protest, I'd bet.

This should be interesting.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 04:16 PM

3. What is HAPPENING?!?!

This is so awesome, in every possible way... From the grinning father to the tagline.. "THE BEST A MAN CAN GET"... I know Gillette is a big corporation, making a ridiculously complicated bunch of products to shave hair off our faces... But, their ad agency knocked this out the the park.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 06:02 PM

4. I've never choked-up over razor commercial before.

I couldn't decide if I was more proud of the young man or his father.

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Mon May 27, 2019, 07:50 PM

5. K&R

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