Tuesday, July 28, 2009

fox strikes again

Letting you all know in advance that this is going to be a rant about Fox and their super awesome programming. In case it didn't come across over the interwebs, that was dripping with sarcasm. First I want to explain that I am not a fan of The Bachelor(ette), it's just not my thing. But I do want to talk about the show "More to Love" for a moment, kay? It's being advertised as an eligible bachelor trying to find true love among a group of plus-sized women. The official website for the show gives this description:
This brawny prince is searching for one curvy Cinderella to take on the romantic adventure of a lifetime. Throughout the course of his journey, Luke will wine and dine these women during romantic outings, where some will experience their first real dates. As Luke narrows the competition each week through emotional elimination ceremonies, he will be one step closer to finding the woman who is his perfect fit.
I don't know what it is about this concept that makes me so irate. Maybe it's the use of the phrase "curvy Cinderella". Or maybe it's the fact that it's based on the idea that a "brawny prince" could only be perfectly fit with a plus-sized woman. Maybe it's the fact that everyone on any other reality dating show is about 98 pounds soaking wet so they feel as though this is giving "normal" girls a chance. Not only that, while watching a preview online (you can watch it here), the women seem whiny and desperate. The whole "woe is me, I'm overweight and just want to be loved for who I am" thing is going to get really old, really fast. These are not exactly attractive quality traits that will lure any man, regardless of weight.

I understand the idea behind the show - to display that you can be beautiful and find love at any size. However, I think that this could be done by integrating women of ALL sizes onto shows like The Bachelor and America's Next Top Model.

End rant.

3 comments:

Ann said...

Yup... Never watch the crap. :) (Not to mention there is nothing real about reality tv.)

Jade said...

This really bothers me too. Do you know what else bothers me? That every time there's a "regular" sized woman on TV or a curvy woman everyone goes "THAT'S WHAT A REAL WOMAN LOOKS LIKE!" Like uhh no it isn't. Real women naturally come in all shapes and sizes, even 5'0" and 100lbs. Just because a woman is thin doesn't mean she's not real. This show is going to be so stupid.

j. said...

very well said jade, i totally agree.