Sunday, August 07, 2005

I Like to Watch: Wannabe TV

From Salon.com Arts & Entertainment I Like to Watch, Heather Havrilesky's brilliant take on drunken, whoring sea donkeys and other denizens of reality tv:
"Suicide blondes
Of course, the most pathetic denizens of the wannabe genre populate 'The Real World.' These are dreamers who don't dream of becoming chefs or models or even male strippers, they dream of becoming ... stars of 'The Real World.' Since the producers have long since abandoned the original goal of enlightening rednecks about gays and blacks about whites and so on (all the kids in the house know about that stuff already anyway, from watching every season of 'The Real World' ever), the show is free to focus full-time on following the kids around as they get drunk, get naked, and get
into fist-fights with the locals, not necessarily in that order. "

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