Our friend Michael Jensen has a post up at AfterElton that points out this new beer commercial and asks "Does This Budweiser Military Ad Have a Gay Vibe?" Uh, definitely ambiguously yeah! Advertising companies know that different audiences will see their own stories in a good ad and this one definitely qualifies as "open to interpretation."
So the first person our soldier calls is this other guy. Let's call him PB for Potential Boyfriend. Clearly the solider isn't married or in a serious relationship with the girl we later see him hugging. Otherwise he surely would've called her first. So the possibilities are that either that PB is a best friend or ... a boyfriend. Hmm, would a soldier coming home really call his best friend before his parents?
...PB sure seems to be much of the focus of the commercial as he prepares for the party. And then who is the first person to greet and hug our soldier? It's PB of course. And it's a fairly intense hug.
What do you think? Michael's readers seem to be rather divided, so I'll be interested to see what y'all think.