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M&S launches porn star martini in a can

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amandadecabernet Tue 23-Oct-18 12:55:01

Keeping it classy, M&S.

Anyone use the M&S live chat successfully? I've waited to live chat and before anyone answered they ended the chat saying it's not available.
www.marksandspencer.com/MSContactUsCmd?storeId=10151&langId=-24&catalogId=10051&categoryId=282501&byEmail=8

umpteennamechanges Tue 23-Oct-18 14:35:09

I think this kind of thing gives feminism a bad name TBH.

Am a feminist. Not offended by M&S using the very well known name of a cocktail.

Even if I was offended it would be roughly 5,789,765th on my priority list of things to be angry about.

MarthasGinYard Tue 23-Oct-18 14:35:45

I love a PSM

Wish I'd bought some with me on this holiday

They can't mix a decent cocktail of any description

Nothisispatrick Tue 23-Oct-18 14:37:30

It’s my favourite cocktail. M&S should thank you for the free advertising OP, I’ll be getting a few cans at the weekend.

TulipsInBloom1 Tue 23-Oct-18 14:37:32

I fucking love a Pornstar Martini. Tesco sell it in a can too, but theyve called theirs Passion Fruit Martini. Pussies.

itsbritneybiatches Tue 23-Oct-18 14:37:43

I hope my local has them

TulipsInBloom1 Tue 23-Oct-18 14:38:08

Also. Forgive me. But there are male and female pornstars yes?

FluffyMcCloud Tue 23-Oct-18 14:38:45

I hate the name Porn Star Martini and absolutely wont order one in a bar. So I won’t buy one in M&S either. I think it glamourises the porn industry and I am vehemently against that. But I’m sure I’m probably “professionally offended” and giving feminism a bad name 🙄

MarthasGinYard Tue 23-Oct-18 14:38:52

Yep

Thanks Op I'll be stocking up

Hope they do the three for 2

MotherofKitties Tue 23-Oct-18 14:40:50

It's a cocktail. My favourite one actually. There's bigger and better things to stress about in life than the name of a drink being sold in a supermarket.

SirVixofVixHall Tue 23-Oct-18 14:42:45

I’m with fluffy.

youngestisapsycho Tue 23-Oct-18 14:43:02

I'm going straight to M&S to get some after work! Might pick up some man size tissues too before they're scrapped... an unopened box could be a collectors item in years to come! grin

CritEqual Tue 23-Oct-18 14:44:03

Well if this is the hill you choose to make your stand and die on then fair enough.

DeRigueurMortis Tue 23-Oct-18 14:44:12

Another who can't get too excited over this.

It's an adult drink.

No, I don't particularly like the name, but that's what it's inventor decided to call it (presumably to make it stand out).

Truth be told it's a lovely cocktail (as is the raspberry version), but I wouldn't buy it pre-mixed anyway - it's not really the same thing as the Prosecco is meant to be "on the side" not in the drink.

Espresso Martini is my current cocktail of choice atm anyway grin, got a lovey kit off Amazon (with all the cocktail shaker etc and ingredients included). It was fab (ponders whether to order another for next weekend).....

Notacluewhatthisis Tue 23-Oct-18 14:48:16

You can but this drink in most bars. And pre mixed ones in most supermarkets, though they aren't as good.

Why is M&S expected to not do this?

amandadecabernet Tue 23-Oct-18 14:53:45

I'm glad no one has a problem with it. How are alcohol and sex aligned I wonder? Porny/orgasm/screw against a wall are cocktails, aimed largely at women, so they too can parktake in porn culture. Fun! Are M&S branching out into porn too? Would that be okay?

The normalisation of porn fuels rape culture. So yes, I'd call it out at other bars and pubs too.

Maybe they'll invent a Prison Shower or Prostate Exam cocktail for blokes - ?

amandadecabernet Tue 23-Oct-18 14:54:16

I'm not expecting them not to do it, I'm saying I don't like it and think it is harmful. Two different things.

OlennasWimple Tue 23-Oct-18 15:01:35

No, nothing wrong at all with a high street retailer selling things that say "porn star" on them - obviously nothing to do with the harmful normalisation of porn that only today has been described as a public health issue as bad as smoking

hmm

MrsVietor Tue 23-Oct-18 15:03:14

Look, I'm all over the pockets in women's clothing thread grin but I just can't get upset about this one.

MrsVietor Tue 23-Oct-18 15:04:17

Also - am I the only one who read this in Nessa's voice?

"Truth be told it's a lovely cocktail"

rightreckoner Tue 23-Oct-18 15:05:05

I’m not offended. Just tired of porn being so mainstream. Can’t we put it back into the unsavoury side streets where it belongs ?

I agree with Oleanna and OP. Porn being used to sell stuff is a problem.

QforCucumber Tue 23-Oct-18 15:09:23

'Maybe they'll invent a Prison Shower or Prostate Exam cocktail for blokes - ?'

but what part of it is AIMED at women? It's on every cocktail menu in every bar/restaurant I've been in recently, where I've ordered a margarita and DP has ordered a daiquiri, it is in no way advertised 'ah you woman, YOU must drink me as I claim you will become porn star esque upon consumption' In the same way a sex on the beach doesn't mean I'll get it.

MephistophelesApprentice Tue 23-Oct-18 15:09:41

Oh, great, now I'm going to have to imagine M&S porn for the rest of the day.

Pleasant, normal bodied men and women in comfy pyjamas having a cocoa before going into their bland bedrooms for pleasant but vaguely unsatisfactory missionary sex.

But at least the snacks afterwards are tasty.

FermatsTheorem Tue 23-Oct-18 15:11:37

I do find it distasteful that porn is so mainstream, but this really is not the hill I'm prepared to die on. Apart from anything else (a) it's an alcoholic drink so only on sale to over -18s and (b) it's in M&S foodhall so hardly going to be corrupting the yoof of today.

Those shite "future pornstar" t-shirts for young girls a few years back, however... I'd like to find the man who designed and marketed them, and shove one of them where the sun don't shine.

FermatsTheorem Tue 23-Oct-18 15:12:45

BTW, does anyone else involuntarily clench at the name "sex on the beach"? I mean, sand up your foof? No way.

MephistophelesApprentice Tue 23-Oct-18 15:14:06

Sand isn't particularly great in the foreskin and salt water ain't no lubricant.

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