Toyota Starlet

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In a scene laden with sexual innuendo, shots of a Toyota Starlet – gear changes, seat positions – are intercut with soft focus images of a woman – putting on lipstick, stiletto shoes.

"She's got style, she's got grace, she's a lady…"

The filmic technique of equating the female body with car bodies had been well-established for some time by the 1980s – compare this advertisement to the 1968 "Great Shapes" advertisement made for Austin Cars.

Catalogue Reference C1819

Year 1983


Production Company: Silver Screen
Music: "She's a Lady," written by Paul Anka

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