This new Mercedes-Benz ad was directed by Terry Richardson. Of course. Poor Jessica Stam, dressed for reasons unknown in an outfit that would have made a real splash last night at the clerbbbb, runs through an empty factory, runs through an empty parking building, runs through some sliding doors, runs down some steps, and runs through an extremely tidy alleyway.

After MacGuyver-rolling under a closing garage door, she confronts the object of her desire. This ad makes me think two things: firstly, that a sensitive portrait of objectum sexuality is probably hard to get just right.

And secondly, that nobody involved in the production has ever heard of the Mercury Mistress.