December 4, 2003

On the topic of Mtv's Rich Girls

I must disagree with bmadís comments, I think that Jamie and Aliís fake social conscience and fake sophistication is pure comedy gold. One of the remarkable things about Rich Girls is that Jamie and Ali are completely unremarkable, they are both heinously ugly, have no sense of style, and they arenít even sluts or party girls. They have an uncanny resemblance (both in looks, personality, and grating tone of voice) to girls I have encountered repeatedly throughout my life. One could easily meet similar girls at Sarah Lawrence or Brookline High School. This is what at first disgusted me about the show. I hate being around those types in real life, so why would I want to watch them on television? Then I saw the prom episode. Jamie plans to loose her virginity to her ugly boyfriend, but he drinks too much coffee(!) and ends up puking and going home. Her night is ruined and she has been publicly humiliated. It's like getting revenge without all the work!

I would also like to make it clear that, although it insights my rage, I thoroughly enjoy the snobbery on The Simple Life even if it is fake and mean. Paris Hilton is a strange and amazing creature, she is barely even human looking she more resembles a lizard or maybe a mean ostrich. Fascinating.

At this time I think it's important to bring the subject of the Olsen twins to the table. I've heard it predicted many times that the Olsen twins will soon be doing porn. I think this prediction makes sense seeing as they have established themselves soley as commodities to be sold. They aren't actual teenagers, they are a brand name, so why would they avoid porn with its high earning power?

For this reason I was surprised when my roomate brought home some of her bosses old issues of playboy (don't ask). In the back of the 50th anniversary issue I saw projections for the 100th anniversary. There was a picture of the Olsen twins with fake wrinkles drawn on their faces (unneccesary if you ask me, they already look middle aged) and it said "the olsen twins finally do porn, at the age of 40!"

Does this mean that Playboy already asked them to be in the magazine and they refused? I'm intrugued. I suppose they are still trying to market themselves to children, so it wouldn't really be appropriate. It lead me to consider the fact that the Olsen twins are very shrewd when it comes to business dealings. I'm sure when the time is right for them to make porn it will be produced by their own company, Duel Star Entertainment. This way they will make 100% profit. For this reason you really have to respect the Olsen twins, even if their faces do recall the ever contemptable troll dolls.

Posted by on December 4, 2003 3:41 PM

i agree that jamie and ali are definitely hilarious on tv-- although sometimes they are so abjectly awful that it makes my skin crawl with embarassment and i have to change the channel. i would never want to hang out with jamie and ali in real life. (plus, lady, as you point out, i feel as if i already have.)

nicole and paris, on the other hand, seem delightful. especially paris. i like her CAN-DO, "let's put on a show!" spirit. it's sort of like an old judy garland movie. right? paris, if you're out there, let's hang out sometime. friendster me.

it's ironic-- you would expect THE SIMPLE LIFE to be the ultimate in exploitation television, but because it's so stagy, it actually feels as close to good clean fun as tv gets these days. on shows like AVERAGE JOES, RICH GIRLS, ANNA NICOLE, etc, we enjoy ridiculing the subjects-- because they are ugly, retarded, or both. on THE SIMPLE LIFE, on the other hand, Paris and her sidekick are performing a practiced, well-oiled schtick-- like old borscht belt comedians, albeit with lower slung jeans.

i almost think that reality television is beginning to close the circle... before you know it, so-called reality shows are going to be indistinguishable from old skool three-cute-kids-on-a-couch sitcoms.

Posted by: bmad on December 4, 2003 9:47 PM

ps i read your comments at OMG! BLOG about marissa on the oc, and i'd like to say that i think i might like that show if they dressed crazier; especially her. if she is a problem child, why doesn't she look like a problem child? she should wear way more eyeliner and sluttier clothes. her hair should be 2 shades blonder and her roots 2 inches longer. otherwise they are all just a bunch of boring, generic, TVeenagers with fake problems.

Posted by: bmad on December 4, 2003 9:54 PM

"she should wear way more eyeliner and sluttier clothes. her hair should be 2 shades blonder and her roots 2 inches longer. otherwise they are all just a bunch of boring, generic, TVeenagers with fake problems."

Just wait for a few more episodes, maybe you'll get what you want.

Posted by: Frank on December 5, 2003 1:05 AM

these shows are pathetic. Perhaps they make all of the working class forget that they are working hard to keep people like this rich. If our children are as pathetic as them then our world will really be in trouble. How about a show about people who really make this world a better place?

Posted by: robin on December 17, 2003 1:19 PM

ali is a decent human being, but she
is brought down by that half witted ass
clown jaime who walks around with
nothing but a credit card and a scowl. she is absolute filth, a miserable and horrible soul. ali's only redeeming quality is that once in awhile she breaks free from her ignorance and says something halfway decent. she means well. jaime is as ugly and shallow as a turd.

Posted by: adamkampe on January 2, 2004 1:35 AM

I feel that you say these things because you have nothing better to do with your time other then bag on people I mean who are you to judge others that just shows how shallow you are and how much you wish you had money like that to spend. You can't just look at them and say these things because you don't even know them and from what it shows on the t.v. they are both kind hearted you ladies, I also feel that they are both very good looking. so why don't you try to find something better to do with your time other then trying to put others down

P.S. her name is spelled Ally

Posted by: Andrew on January 5, 2004 10:42 PM

i agree with andrew on tis 1 i mean who are you to judge people before you know them what if someone made a site about you and said you are ugly have no fashion sense and all the other stuff you hae said about ali and jamie. I honestly think if this is all you have to say then you must live a boaring life cos its all you have to do.i dont think it is fair to pass these comments about people you dont know and you are acting like you hate the show but to know all this about it you must watch it.

Posted by: emma on February 9, 2004 4:13 PM
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