The name of LA’s latest health and wellness beverage, Mr. Pink Ginseng Drink, has a certain retro-ring. That’s because long before Boardwalk Empire, actor Steve Buscemi was of course Mr. Pink in Quentin Tarantino‘s feature debut Reservoir Dogs. “Why am I Mr. Pink? Why can’t we pick our own colors?” he complained in the film.
At the other end of the mental trigger scale for this new product is, less fortunately, porn website MrPink.com. But… in today’s mainstreamed society of titillation, it could be argued that any associative publicity is good associative publicity.
Further compounding the circa-1992 flavor is the last name of one of the drink company execs. Seriously, if you’re a hardcore QT fan, this may have to be your spring 2012 beverage of choice:
“We are happy to offer Mr. Pink to discerning Hollywood consumers,” says Marty Brown, COO of Mr. Pink Beverages. “Its ginseng-based formula is designed to support healthy, pure vitality and does more than simply energize – it promotes well-being.”
Previously on FishbowlLA:
Jason Reitman’s Reservoir Dogs Rocks the LACMA House