Lovehoney broadens its horizons with TV show licence deal
Posted: July 7, 2017
Lovehoney has announced a brand partnership with US comedy series Broad City. Starring Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, the show is described as an odd couple comedy about two best friends whose adventures always lead down unexpected and outlandish paths. It is based on the pair’s real-life friendship and their attempts to ‘make it’ in New York as two women in their twenties. Ilana seeks to avoid working as much as possible while Abbi pursues a career as an illustrator. Celebrity fans include Hillary Clinton and Knocked Up star Seth Rogen, who guest starred in one episode. Lovehoney says the show is particularly noted for its frank and funny portrayal of sex, and has featured many sex toys, including a memorable scene that introduced pegging to a mainstream TV audience for the first time.
Lovehoney co-founder Neal Slateford said: “For us working with a show of Broad City’s calibre was a no-brainer and we’re delighted to be working with Comedy Central. The range perfectly encapsulates what the show is all about: fun and energy. We’re delighted with how the products represent Abbi and Ilana’s humour, with each item harking back to hilarious episodes in the girls’ lives. The hero products for us are the Kegel balls, Nature’s Natural Pocket: fans will know the exact moment in the show that these pleasure balls, with their secret ‘stash’ pocket, is all about.”
The Lovehoney Official Broad City Pleasure Collection consists of the following items: Yas Kween Bullet Vibrator; Pegasus Strap-On Kit; In the Mood Lipstick Vibrator; Man On A Mission Stimulation Stroker; Tuesday 7am Classic Vibrator; Respect Your Dick Vibrating Cock Ring; Ass Of An Angel Silicone Butt Plug; Hot Dream Rocket Vibrator; Precious Package Love Egg Vibrator; Nature’s Pocket Kegel Balls; Dr Wiz Mini Wand Vibrator; Dream Come True G-Spot Vibrator; The Vulvarine Rabbit Vibrator; and Mind My Vagina Lubricant. Lovehoney says the range of colourful items, all of which have been designed in-house, along with the supporting POS and packaging, will appeal to Broad City’s extensive fan base as well as first time users.
Steve Raizes, SVP consumer products for Viacom’s Global Entertainment Group, said: “Comedy Central is thrilled to team up with Lovehoney on this collection that expresses the bold, unique and sex-positive voice of Broad City. We are excited to bring these innovative and high quality products to fans of the show.”
Lovehoney international sales manager Kate Hodgson-Egan added: “We are delighted the Broad City range is finally here! We cannot wait to showcase the range to our committed customers in the US who have been so supportive of our licensed ranges. First up on the Broad City Tour is ANME in Los Angeles. The new season of Broad City premieres in the US on the 23rd August so get your orders in as soon as possible.”
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