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13 October 2021

Oreo Sweetwagon

by Jason Stone

Oreo: “Proud Parent” - 2 mins 57s

This paean to acceptance will doubtless have earned some opprobrium for Oreo in its home country because it's currently impossible to issue an inclusive message in America without offending the people who are convinced that the rest of us are offended by everything.

A young woman arrives at her parents' house with her girlfriend in tow, and it's clear that this is the first time she's done so. Mum is accepting, literally embracing her daughter's girlfriend in an unquestioning manner. But dad is not so sure, and he wears his uncertainty rather heavily. We know he's going to come round, but that predictability doesn't take anything away from the sweetness when he does so.

Sensibly enough, the advertised biscuit plays a minor role in this domestic drama… but it's there! It's possible to be a firm supporter of LGBT+ rights and still find it a little unedifying that brands like Oreo are throwing themselves behind the movement now that it's broadly 'safe' to do so, but that's a pretty churlish position. So many 'coming out' stories reveal that enhanced visibility of LGBT+ role models helped them find a way of telling their friends and family about their sexuality. And that's worth celebrating even if the primary motive is biscuit sales.

Director: Cole Webley Ⓟ Ⓦ (Agile Films Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Editor: Mah Ferraz Ⓦ (The Quarry Ⓟ Ⓦ)

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