Those fragrance ads, they’re just so stupid!

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This commercial for Greed perfume, starring Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams and directed by the Kip Winger of film, Roman Polanski, is apparently a parody produced by an Italian artist who's well-known for making ad parodies. Indeed, Dazed Digital says Francesco Vezzoli has previously promoted "a play that was never going to run, a movie that was never going to be produced and election ads for candidates that were not actually running for office." What a visionary! The Greed ad looks beautiful (as do its primary starlets) and is sort of amusing. Good silent-movie piano music, too. As cultural commentary, though, it smells a bit stale.

—Posted by David Kiefaber