Wednesday, March 14, 2007
seeing dignity in supposed shameless tv
I used to feel guilty every time I turned on the TV to watch America's Next Top Model. Something about VH1 playing the entire season as a marathon also made it addicting. But having come home to join my sister in watching something similar, The Search for the Next Doll, a series about finding the next bandmate for The Pussy Cat Dolls, I realized why I enjoyed watching shows like these. It's not the opportunity to drool at half-naked women, but discovering that these women are human beings--that they have lives, personalities and feelings. The fact that these shows portray more to women than mere sex objects is what intrigues me; it's something porn and mainstream advertisement fail to portray.