This new Renault car advert is sending Gay Twitter into meltdown
Why did they play Wonderwall over a queer love story?
We all know a Renault car when we see one, but does anyone actually care about them? Well we do now, because Renault just released the cutest advert we’ve ever seen.
All Christmas adverts have been cancelled because they’ll never match up to this story of two girls whose childhood friendship blossoms into young love, and all of the challenges they’re faced with as a lesbian couple.
We’re dying to gush over it, but first, you have to watch it to truly understand the two-minute emotional journey we’ve been taken on.
— Lib (@ljemmmm) November 11, 2019
The video starts out with two young girls travelling with their parents to meet each other and, to be honest, we don’t really know why they’re friends. Are they pen pals? Long-distance besties? Who knows, but all the travelling is done in one of their parents’ old Clio models – smart branding, Renault.
The advert then jumps forward a few years to the same girls as teenagers being driven around in a sightly newer Clio, but by the brunette girl this time. They listen to tunes on a cassette tape that their younger selves shared, take pics on a classic instant film camera and end up kissing at the beach and everywhere else; it’s all very wholesome and romantic.
Then, when the red-haired girl returns to her family, her father finds a letter that his daughter’s girlfriend wrote to her. He’s clearly not happy about the relationship and he leaves her crying in the rain. Yikes.
We can then assume that because of her father’s disapproval, the girls-turned-young women don’t end up together, because one of them only goes and gets married to a bloke. Ugh. Don’t lose hope though, the tension in those glances between them is almost as awkward as the presence of yet another Clio; surely it’s not over yet?
It’s not! The married woman realises that men are trash and so is hiding who she really is, packs her stuff in another car, and goes back to her first love. They start over, have a daughter, and go and visit the red-haired woman’s parents (in another Clio, okay Renault we get it).
This time her father is loving and welcoming, and we’re left sobbing and wanting to buy the new Renault Clio out of solidarity.
The people of Twitter have been going nuts over this advert, and here’s some of the takes they’ve had on the cutest advert ever:
Also they got the story line BANG ON with one girl living abroad / miles away from each other, typical lesbians. X
— Lib (@ljemmmm) November 11, 2019
Gay women really know a thing or two about commitment, huh?
I absolutely LOVE this advert, if I had seen this when I was younger my life would've been so different and I would've understood myself much better. I hope you realise how much this will help younger people. Well done Renault 🏳️🌈🏳️🌈
— Debra Jefferson (@Debra_SAFC) November 11, 2019
This is so wholesome, we stan representation!
This is offensive! English and French people shouldn't be together – it's Adam and Eve not Adam and Yves!!
— Becky S 🤖 (@chickabiddybex) November 12, 2019
Love knows no bounds, @chickabiddybex.
i can’t believe renault had the NERVE to sell their car on tv with a lesbian kiss!!! i SAW it!!!! suddenly i’m buying a renault clio!!!!!! https://t.co/yHvrZU5UzJ
— keeg (@keegdm) November 12, 2019
Shut up and take my money, Renault!!
That Renault Clio advert with the lesbians made me pic.twitter.com/Gbfyn8oYG0
— Thomas Holland (@TomHolland97) November 8, 2019
Seriously though that Renault Clio ad with the lesbians has a better plot that Holby City
— Requin (@sassyrequin) November 9, 2019
We can’t disagree with that.
30 YEARS IN THE MAKING: GAY RIGHTS/THIS RENAULT CAR
— David Mack (@davidmackau) November 11, 2019
We love emotional blackmail!
Listening to Wonderwall on repeat while I consider buying a Renault pic.twitter.com/LHatfTzqHX
— Mia (@marielouise_82) November 11, 2019
The one and only time Wonderwall has made me cry.
— Donna Elvery (@DonnaElvery) November 9, 2019
You did amazing, sweetie!
I can’t drive but I’m on my way to buy a Renault as we speak https://t.co/mceNOEOiE0
— 𝖊𝖑𝖑𝖆 🔮 (@ffemmebot) November 11, 2019
So are all the gays who’ve watched this.
Renault Clio lesbian advert should win all the oscars imho
— Ben Elliot Lee (@BennethKranagh) November 8, 2019
Best Supporting Actor goes to the third Renault Clio.