Monday, April 28, 2008

C.S. TV Commercials

From the movie website: “The Confederate States of America, through the eyes of a faux documentary, takes a look at an America where the South won the Civil War. Supposedly produced by a British broadcasting company, the feature film is presented as a production being shown, controversially, for the first time on television in the States.”

What’s interesting (and weird) about these ads is that they’re based on black stereotypes that were actually used for commercial purposes in the past. Mind you, Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben and Rastus (the Cream of Wheat guy) are still kicking around…