A Transgender Woman Faces the Ladies' Room in Secret's Latest 'Stress Test'

For Some, It's Not an Easy Place to Hang Out

Published On
Oct 28, 2016

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In its recent ads for Procter & Gamble deodorant brand Secret, Wieden & Kennedy has been tackling some of the stressful situations for women in modern life -- like asking for a raise, or sending an "I love you" text. Its latest "stress test" is something perhaps even more life changing: facing the Ladies' Room if you are a transgender woman.

The 30 second spot features a transgender character called "Dana" trapped in her stall as a group of women enters the powder room. As they confidently chat about everyday stuff, in contrast she's fretting and nervous, her fear of being judged almost palpable. Eventually she takes a deep breath and goes for it -- and gets positive comments like "Great dress" and "It's really cute." The text on screen says "Dana finds the courage to find out there's no wrong way to be a woman."


Oct 28, 2016
Brand :
Client :
Agency :
Wieden & Kennedy-Portland
Creative Director :
Justine Armour
Creative Director :
Caio Lazzuri
Copywriter :
Claire Wyckoff
Art Director :
Danielle Delph
Producer :
Jessica Staples
Producer :
Jennifer Hundis
Strategic Planning :
Angela Jones
Strategic Planning :
Carly Presho-Dunne
Media/Comms Planning :
Kelly Muller
Media/Comms Planning :
Stephanie Ehui
Account Team :
Alexina Shaber
Account Team :
Dana Borenstein
Production Company :
The Directors Bureau
Director :
Gia Coppola
Executive Producer :
Lisa Marguilis
Executive Producer :
Elizabeth Minzes
Line Producer :
Benjamin Gilovitz
Director, Photography :
Larkin Seiple
Editorial Company :
Final Cut
Editor :
Paul Zucker
Post Producer :
Suzy Ramirez
Post Executive Producer :
Eric McCasline
Visual Effects Company :
The Mill
Flame Artist :
Scott Johnson
Visual Effects Producer :
Kiana Bicoy
Music and Sound Company :
Barking Owl
Composer :
Brian Hall
Sound Designer :
Michael Anastasi
Song :
Producer :
Ashley Benton
Mix Company :
Mixer :
Sam Casas
Mixer :
Lisa Mermelstein
Producer :
Susie Boyajan
Art Director :
Johan Arlig
Assistant Editor :
Betty Jo Moore
Assistant Editor :
Zoe Schack

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