Sunsilk’s women don’t mind a little torture

There’s been much ado lately about sexism in the media (Heineken’s woman = keg campaign) and sexism and violence in the media (Captivity’s overall themes and its banned ad effort). So it’s tough to know how Sunsilk’s new commercial will be received. On the one hand, it lampoons and subverts recent trends, using horror cliches (a bound victim, apparent torture devices) to point out that women torture themselves to perfect their hair.

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