Frankly, I needed a testicle-themed parody of Dove's "Real Beauty Sketches" like I needed a kick in the crotch. Portal A was only too glad to oblige, producing this NSFW effort which becomes the second notable spoof of Grupo Ogilvy Brasil's mega-hit in which an FBI-trained sketch artist drew women as they see themselves, and as others see them. The point: "You're more beautiful than you think." (The Dove spot was released only two weeks ago. Feels like it's been around forever.) The Portal A clip is a one-joke parody … though, anatomically speaking, I guess there are a pair. An "Encino P.D. forensic artist" sketches, well, balls, first based on descriptions from their owners, and next by others who have seen them. The point: "Your balls are more beautiful than you think." The acting's solid, and the testicular descriptions ("It's like a frog that died, that's been in the road for two or three days") are amusing. But I feel deflated—this particular sack seems half empty. When you do balls humor, go big! Let it all hang out! All of the sketches look like fairly accurate representations of the body parts in question. Why not have the ones done from the guys' descriptions look outlandishly awful—draw a frog that's been dead in the road for two days—contrasted with sketches of giant smiley-face emoticons, Fabergé eggs and the package on Michelangelo's David? What we have is far too restrained. Back to the drawing board, guys.
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