Hollywood knows that sex sells. That’s why several celebrities have teamed up with Parkland survivors in the March for Our Lives movement to motivate people to register to vote in a new ad titled “My First Time.”
The ad features notable celebrities including Scarlett Johansson, Chadwick Boseman, Don Cheadle, Chris Evans, and Zoë Kravitz using sexual innuendo to describe their first time voting. Johansson talks about being “nervous.” Cheadle says his “first time” was in a church. Evans explains his “first time with woman was in 2016.” Mark Ruffalo says he didn’t know “where to put it,” and Boseman adds, “You know, where to slide it in.” They’re all talking about voting, obviously.
The Parkland activists Emma González and David Hogg appear in the video, clarifying that they have the numbers and the power to vote and, presumably, knock Second Amendment-defending Republicans out of office to enact sweeping gun control legislation.
One student says he was so excited when he voted for the first time that he “elected all over the place.” Gross.
If this sexually themed ad rings a bell, it’s likely because you’re dredging up the repressed memory from that time “Girls” star Lena Dunham made voting for Obama a double entendre for losing her virginity.
Flashback to 2012:
Making voting sexual was creepy then, and it’s still creepy now.
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Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.
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