Our vaginas are absolute magic.



PRETTYBIRD director Ashley Armitage has directed a refreshing campaign supplement brand Olly, featuring a TV commercial shown on streaming services including Hulu, YouTube and Amazon Prime, with cutdowns for social media.

Rejecting Big Dick Energy and censorship of the female body by the media, the campaign celebrates the power of the vagina and features a group of young women talking up the vagina in a swimming pool changing room: “Our vaginas are absolute magic. A source of pleasure and life. Let’s spread the word. Let’s give them the respect they deserve. Censoring us. Lame. Shaming us. So last year. It’s time for the vagina to shine.

Ashley Armitage is an upcoming US-based filmmaker determined to use her craft to challenge out-dated gender stereotypes in a post #MeToo landscape, and spotlight some of the issues young women face in a society that still leans towards the patriarchy.

Ashley catapulted herself into photography and directing at the fine young age of 15 after observing the lack of diversity and representation in the media. Her work, which helps to dismantle the beauty standards, continues to push the boundaries of the expected and often out-dated ideals that society adheres to. Whilst marrying impactful imagery and a progressive outlook, the Seattle native turned New Yorker continues to inspire a next generation of female filmmakers through her campaigns.

Ashley brings candour, style, and freshness to visual storytelling that dismantles beauty standards and breaks out-dated societal norms. Her work is masterful in its execution yet feels effortless, almost nonchalant, like a still from an art-house movie or a picture pulled from someone’s personal photo album. In 2018 Ashley helmed a commercial for Billie, which happened to be the first in history to show female body hair being removed. The spot went viral, appearing in countless news stories around the world.

In 2019, it made the Glass Lion shortlist at Cannes and won the People’s Voice Webby for Advertising, Media & PR Brand Strategy. Her honest realism has generated global interest in her talents, and provides a refreshing antidote to the filtered and idealised images of beauty that bombard us daily on social media platforms. PRETTYBIRD UK’s head of new business, Mia Powell, first noticed Ashley’s talents when she saw her Billie Razor campaign, and quickly signed her to the roster.

Ashley's clients include Adidas, Nike, Nordstrom, Levi's, H&M, Viceland, Billie, Bumble, Hanes, and Showtime, and her work has been featured in Dazed, i-D, Teen Vogue, Vogue UK, and Vogue Portugal. She has appeared in campaigns for Gucci's Guilty fragrance, Nylon x Polaroid, Nordstrom, and Chanel x i-D. Her photographs have been exhibited in galleries in New York, Amsterdam, Berlin, Los Angeles, and Seattle.

This professional campaign titled 'Our vaginas are absolute magic.' was published in United States in January, 2024. It was created for the brand: Olly, by ad agency: PRETTYBIRD. This Integrated medium campaign is related to the Health industry and contains 3 media assets. It was submitted 3 months ago.


Produced by PRETTYBIRD @prettybirdpic, @suzannehargrove, @melissalarsenekholm, @tracyhauser7
Olly: @elise.crevier, @nomzinfolife
Agency: @jessicavwalsh, @lwalsh523, @lulu_almeida, @jheintzwaktare, @arielleisbad, @luzcasluz, @chanelharper
Talent: @nemesisemr, @iamchrissyrene, @havilahmalone, @0regano, Danielle Marie Johnson
Swim team: Aqualilies @aqualillies
Swim choreographer: Mary Jeanette @mary_jeanette
AD: @jzsolnay
DP: @mikaaltskan
Edit: @trimediting, @laura.c.k
PD: @thebritttt
Art Director: Mary Florence Brown @maryflorencebrown
Costume designer: Mindy le Brock @mindy_le_brock
Key Costumer: Adrian Gililand @adriangilliland
Makeup: @shidehkafei
Hair Stylist: @__oskie__
Photographer: Lauren Jones @itslaurenjones
Casting: @melandlizcasting
Color: @kathraisch, @company_3
Score: @ravenifuwill
Script supervisor: Hannah Driscoll
Sound mixer: Janet Urban
Location Manager: Casey Sullivan


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