Video Village With Ask Chris: American Apparel’s Sexy 80’s Workout


These new American Apparel ads remind me of that episode of The Simpsons where 20-years-in-the-future Marge says “Fox turned into a hardcore sex channel so gradually, I didn’t even notice.” The luxury T-shirt folks at 7th and Alameda have appropriated real 1980’s sexy workout videos from Ron Harris to promote their line of fake 1980’s sexy workout clothes. Time is no longer moving in a straight line, but reflecting through a series of mirrors creating crazy mix-ups like this. The bloggers at L.A. I’m Yours (where I found this link) wondered if the tapes were real, asking if American Apparel “made these videos or if they at least went back into them and edited in their own apparel.” AA says they dug through Harris’s collection of original VHS tapes; 35mm slides and laser discs to create this new collection. Either way, enjoy Ron Harris’ Aerobicise by American Apparel.