Does Colorado senate candidate Ken Buck hate sex? A new ad from the liberal advocacy group Progress Now Colorado seems to think so. Some are calling the ad confusing, convoluted, or even anti-child. Me, I just think it’s sort of cute.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments (And if you want to read the ad script, you can read it below the video thanks to care2′s Laura Smith-Gary.)
“Save Sex in Colorado! No Ken Buck”
Video: Hand places a sign on screen that reads “Saving Sex in Colorado in Plain English” and has a crossed-out picture of a man in a suit wearing a Ken Buck button.
Voiceover: “Saving Sex in Colorado, in plain English.”
Video: Hand removes the sign, replaces it with a map of Colorado. As the voiceover continues, the picture changes to an illustration of a man and woman embracing, surrounded by hearts.
Voiceover: “Colorado. It’s a great place to live. We like sex.”
Video: Illustrations flip by, most with a backdrop of mountains — a man and a woman in a tent; a man and a woman lying embracing behind a tree; a man and a woman facing each other on a bicycle (somehow!); a man and a woman entwined in a ski lift box; a man and a two women lying down in the back of an RV, a man and a woman lying on the ground with a backdrop of rocks and skyscrapers; a man and a woman embracing behind what seems to be a bear statue; two men entwined in the cab of a tractor. The men and women shown are of various ethnicities and ages.
Voiceover: “Here, here, here, and here (wolf-whistle for the ski lift couple). Here, and here, and here, and here.” (A dog barks happily.)
Video: Illustration of a woman sitting on a cloud, smiling and holding her blue package of birth control pills while a halo floats over her head.
Voiceover: “Thank God for birth control!”
Video: Illustration of a man, woman, child and dog in front of mountains. Illustrations of various kinds of contraception appear around them.
Voiceover: “What would Colorado look like without birth control?”
Video: Back to some of the illustrations of the couples canoodling, but this time with illustrations of children covering every surface, then returning to the illustration of the man, woman, child and dog — now with dozens of children.
Voiceover: “Here, here, here, or here. Damn! Colorado doesn’t look so good anymore!” (Baby cries)
Video: Back to the first illustration of man and woman embracing.
Voiceover: “We can’t let this happen to sex in Colorado.”
Video: Illustration of the man in a suit with Ken Buck button.
Voiceover: “There’s this man called Ken Buck.” (Illustration of Capitol appears.) “He’s running for Senate in Colorado.” (Buck picture frowns as the embracing couple picture appears crossed out) “He hates sex. Well, knowing politicians, he probably likes sex for himself.” (Buck figure shown with a woman in a rocking RV.) “But not for anyone else. Especially women.” (Tires squeal as Buck figure’s RV pulls away.)
Video: Text on screen reads “Birth Control”, and pictures of various forms of contraception appear as their names are said.
Voiceover: “Birth control. You know. The pill, IUD, the morning after oopsie pill.” (Frowning Ken Buck figure appears.) “Ken Buck would make all that good stuff illegal.” (Picture is crossed out.)
Video: Illustration of various men, surrounded by illustrations of condoms changes to an illustration of a sad woman, frowning Buck, and crossed out birth control.
Voiceover: “No worries for dudes. But women? You’re f*****. And not in a good way.”
Video: Illustration of Buck beside Buck quote reading “ ‘I am pro-life. And I answer the next question, I don’t believe in exceptions of rape or incest’ Ken Buck, August 2010”
Voiceover: “Speaking of f******, get raped? Ken Buck will force you to have that baby. Let’s see what that show looks like on the other foot.” (Illustration of Ken Buck in heels with a pregnant belly, beside a sign reading “Baby on Board”. Baby cries. ) “Yeah. No wonder he doesn’t care about women. He’ll never be forced to walk in their shoes.” (Blue high-heeled shoe descends, kicks the “Baby on Board” sign away.)
Video: Back to the pictures of couples behind trees, on bicycles, and so on. They’re replaced by a frowning Ken Buck illustration paired with illustrations of a man and woman in a tent, a man and woman in bed together, a woman’s reproductive organs, and finally the capital.
Voiceover: “So if you’ve had sex — here, here, here, here, or here, then you’re not going to like Ken Buck — here, here, here, and especially not here.” (the Capitol)
Video: Picture of crossed-out Ken Buck. On-screen text reads “Vote November 2, 7am – 7pm. ProgressNowColorado.org. You like sex, right?”