Sex and Blackmail in Las Vegas

I’m confused. One of my favorite ads is the series promoting sexual tourism in Las Vegas—”What Happens in Las Vegas Stays in Las Vegas.” Some of these are clever. Like the group of bridesmaids who start rolling their eyes and giggling uncontrollably over some secret involving the bride. The ads’ theme is always the same: Go to Vegas, have sex with strangers. No one has to know. Until the latest ad, that is—I saw it during basketball last night—which has a yardman knocking on some middleaged guy’s door and asking for $75. When the guy says he usually charges $35, the yardman says, I saw you in Vegas last week, and you seemed to be having a lot more fun than I was… Etc. The guy says $75 is fine. This ad is sending a different message: “What Happens in Vegas Comes Home With the Yardman, Who Then Shakes You Down.” Whose idea of fun is that?

Sex and Blackmail in Las Vegas