VIDEO: Two Gay Dads With Their Son Starring Campbell’s Soup Ads
Larry Sullivan and David Monahan are happily married couple, and both are professional actors. Their adorable son, Cooper, is surely on his way to become a professional actor too.
As a family, they starred in a new Campbell’s Soup campaign “Made for Real, Real Life”. In the video, Larry and David are feeding their son Cooper on turns, with a spoonfuls of the Star Wars themed Campbell’s Soup, and doing their best impersonation of Darth Vader’s well known “I am your father”.
Yin Woon Rani, Campbell’s vice president of marketing activation, stated to Advertising Age that they wanted to show a diverse mix of American families in their campaign, and to add “a wink and a smile” to the brand’s messaging.
However, this is not the couple’s first commercial. They starred together in a Sabra Hummus commercial, in May. And a Target commercial featured them, with their son Cooper, in 2014.
“They were looking for chemistry and history more than anything and I guess we just had that, naturally, after almost 14 years together. They weren’t trying to make any kind of statement or anything, we just got the job as ‘another couple in one of the vignettes.’ I love how much things are changing… have changed. Let’s hope we keep moving forward.” – Sullivan reported to Towleroad on how they scored the hummus ad in May.
November 21, 2015
WATCH: Day in the life of two gay dads
This video clearly presents gay families are just like everybody else.
“Gays With Kids’” support group created the film that captures the average weekend routine for a beautiful New York based gay family. This video starred couple Corey and Rocco, and their young son Forge.
Their typical Sunday routine starts with breakfast, and then going for “indoor and outdoor play time”.
In the day’s highlight, they are visiting Forge’s grandparents house, where they can play with aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents.
After a home-cooked meals, the family packs and head back home for bath time and bed. Just like any other family.
“Gays With Kids” is providing support for men considering fatherhood and for gay dads.
The founders of “Gays With Kids” said that videos like this can encourage other gay men to start a family, and also to help “normalise” the idea of LGBT families. This video gives insights to both gay and straight people.
Many gay men that were inspired by this video, sent hundreds of messages of support and love to the “Gays With Kids”, to express their gratitude.
One of the viewers said: “What a lovely family you’ve got guys, so happy for you.”
And another said: “This is one beautiful video. I cried a little bit because of it.”
November 20, 2015