I’ll confess to not being a SMALLVILLE devotee, and thus, I don't know that much about the show’s cast. I do remember, that when I posted about there being a death in the upcoming season finale, there was a strong point of contention in the Comic Vine community centering on this Chloe character. You maniacs either loved her to bits or wanted more than anything for her to get the axe. I didn’t realize there was such a throng of passionate fans for the character (and the actress, presumably, lest we forget the sine quai non here), but my expectations exist only to be confounded every day, don’t they?
Comic Vine received a press release yesterday from a fan group seeking to drum up some greater appreciation for Chloe Sullivan/Allison Mack. I’ll let them make the pitch to you, in their own words…
"Fans honor CW leading lady & Smallville star, Allison Mack, with tribute commercial to air in Los Angeles.
Smallville fans have funded a professionally-filmed tribute commercial for the CW leading lady Allison Mack and her tv character, Chloe Sullivan, to air this Spring in Los Angeles before this season concludes. Starring on Smallville since 2001, Ms. Mack has gained a large and devoted fan base as one of the CW's most beloved stars.
For the completion of her 9th year on the series, Smallville fans decided to celebrate Allison Mack and her tv character, Chloe Sullivan, with a commercial project entitled Legendary . Scripted and funded entirely by fans, this first of its kind tribute ad was filmed in Los Angeles in late February. In the capable hands of the director, Jon Michael Kondrath, cast and crew created a tribute ad focusing on who Chloe Sullivan is and what she means to Smallville fans.
The ad highlights milestones in Chloe Sullivan's journey from her introduction as a high school student in Smallville to being hired at the Daily Planet as well as becoming Clark Kent's confidante.
The website, Legendary ( http://www.legendarychloe.com), has been set up for the project. Although the initial goals of the project have been met, the organizers invite other Smallville fans to help them expand the project with longer air time for the ad or airing it in a second tv market.
Ms. Mack has been the center of a flurry of fan activity recently. Earlier this year, Smallville fans participated in Operation: Truth & Justice , another initiative to honor Ms. Mack, in which fans donated $3000 to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation in her name and sent the CW star baskets of fan created gifts in appreciation of her performance."
I don’t believe I’ve ever heard of an ad campaign that simply wanted to draw attention to an actress in a specific role - - I’d figure they’d be campaigning to get her an Emmy or some such - - but we live in a brave new world of gods and monsters, today. I’ve pulled what I believe is the ad in question from Legendary Chloe’s site and posted it for your viewing pleasure below. Actually, I’m not sure if this is the ad itself or an ad to promote the ad?
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Anyway, I expect you all to chime in this. How many Chloe lovers do we have here? How many haters? What exactly is her deal on the show that’s drawn her more attention than the actresses playing Lana Lang and Lois Lane? Educate me here!
-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Comics and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia. Watch out for the HYBRID BASTARDS! hardcover collection this April - - available for pre-order now on Amazon.com.