• Dec 19, 2010
Click above to watch the video after the jump

Some cars are unfairly derided as "chick cars," like the Mini Cooper or the Mazda MX-5. Less so the Renault Twingo. While we're sure it's a good car for its class, it doesn't exactly ooze testosterone. Which is fine, of course, because not every car is targeted at male customers. But Renault takes things a step further.

In a controversial television commercial, the French automaker depicts a little girl-on-girl encounter for Italian audiences. One that we won't describe here, but invite you to watch (over and over again) in the video posted after the jump.

Now Renault's done some racy spots for the Twingo before – two of which we've also posted after the jump – so perhaps the more surprising part is that it's been banned from the airwaves. In Italy, of all places, by the media conglomerate owned by the country's philanderer-in-chief, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

A political move, perhaps, in light of recent challenges to his tenure made by conservative leaders (reportedly including Ferrari chief Luca di Montezemolo)? We'll leave that to the pundits, and invite you to follow us beyond the jump to watch the videos for yourself. Hat tip to Doogie Hauser!



[Source: USA Today]

The controversial ad in question:


Two more commercials for the Twingo:




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      • 4 Years Ago
      No HD version?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Uhm, I'm thinking the morals issue is more grand theft auto than any real implication of making Lesbian sex.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think it's more shirt theft than anything else. That could have been her Twingo and she just really, really wanted the blouse to match.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Kinda my thoughts too... She robbed her!
        • 4 Years Ago
        You're right. The girl who took the shirt showed up in the Twingo. She only stole the shirt. My bad.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The airwaves should not be afraid of new "risky" commercials. The world is moving forward and these are the only commercials the younger generation will remember.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You know, I said younger generation and you assumed I'm not one of them.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Sure.
        Young people today can't even remember to put one foot in front of the other to walk they are so obsessed with their cell phones.
        Let alone remember a commercial...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Banning this tame little ad is a bit rich coming from the country where Berlusconi is prime minister.
        • 4 Years Ago
        No, that's exactly the point. Berlusconi thinks of himself as a macho man, he's an homophobic moron.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I've seen racier victoria's secret commercials.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I was expecting more =(
        • 4 Years Ago
        I thought the same thing!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Reminds me of the guy who wanted a watch for Christmas so they let him.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I tried that and just got a damn Timex...
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's kind of sad that it's banned solely because they're lesbians. Had it been a man and woman, it'd probably be fine.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Speaking as a lesbian trapped in a man's body, I don't really have anything else to say.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Tourian
        And just image how awkward he would look in that shirt.
        • 4 Years Ago
        In order to understand the ban, you must bear in mind that Italy is ruled by an idiot called Silvio Berlusconi.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I find the coincidence astonishing, you know, that so many prime ministers/presidents also happen to be media conglomerates. Ahem, Mexico, etc.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice ads, shame about the car.

      Repeat of the last-model Megane (the one with the fat bum) - the ads were pretty good, but couldn't turn dross into desire.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This reminds me of the Hyundai accent commercial where the brunette leaves her number on the windshield, along comes the owner whose a blond, reads the note and looks around with a big time come hither look; not too subtle either. Play this ad in Montreal or Quebec City and nobody would even blink an eye, let alone raise a hackle.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This must be a purely political move, because this is tame by italian standards. Seriously, nudity (male and female) is very prevalent at any time of the day.
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