20 December, 2016. 13:23
ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact
As the old saying goes, the best parts of a film are often left on the cutting room floor. The same can be said for the latest advertisement produced by the NSW State Government to highlight the breathtaking activities Sydney has on offer in the post-lockout era.
Shunning the old conventions of sinking a few tins and heavily petting strangers in dark rooms, the production showcases and presents Sydney in a much holier light.
Cut from the two-and-a-half minute long ad was a scene in which a young married couple enjoys a short sexual interlude for the sole purpose of bringing another human life into the world.
“The director asked us to avoid eye contact when we filmed it, his vision was a bit weird but I’m kind of glad that scene isn’t on my showreel,” said actor Liam Cottnell, who was hired to play the role of Peter – a married 23-year-old leasing agent from Baulkham Hills.
“The idea was to show that being a married 23-year-old can be more fun because you can have all the sex you want, without having to do the traditionally mundane things like go to a nightspot, do drugs, then labour through speaking to someone long enough to work out if you’re prepared to have their genitals in your mouth. They wanted to outline that that type of shit isn’t on anymore.”
The message from the NSW Government is clear. That type of behaviour is simply unacceptable.
“This ad is a diorama for the new Sydney,” said a senior Baird administration advisor. “You can still have fun without getting drunk and beating the shit out of someone.”
“It’s actually pretty neat. Getting your kicks through the gospel… and casinos is right on the money. It’s safe, supervised and down right entertaining.”