Washington, Oct 15 : An ad for Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama has been made by Penn Badgley and Blake Lively, who are stars of the popular TV show "Gossip Girl."
The ad, produced by Moveon.org, was aimed especially at young voters, and it has also has Doug Liman, the man behind "The Bourne Identity", directing it.
It starts with Badgley holding up a "Drill, Baby, Drill!" hat.
"Mom, Dad, I found this in your room," Fox News quoted Badgley as saying.
The ad then shows a couple of unknown actors, saying, "Are you thinking about voting for John McCain? Just because other people your age are doing it, doesn't make it cool."
It ends with Lively making a promise of a pickup if they considered voting for John McCain.
"And if you're ever out somewhere and you're considering voting McCain, just call me. I'll pick you up. No questions asked," she said.
The whole thing is a parody of anti-drug and sex-talk ads for teens. The joke continues with a kind of effective dialogue.
"Voting Republican even once can have disastrous effects that last for years. You're not only risking your future, you're risking mine."