Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Does Britney's reality show suck?
Is the Pope Catholic? Is the Democratic party bad at winning elections?
Given how un-newsworthy it is that Mrs. Federline's show (unironically titled "Chaotic") is tragically lame, it's impressive how deeply-felt the reviews are. "Britney's Home Video: Plumbing the Depths" (Washington Post) calls Britney a "smutty-mouthed, pudgy-faced brat" and says the show is "an execrable mess by absolutely any standard." It's more than snarky--it's pissy! And Slate's "Is That All There Is? The Warholian appeal of Britney and Kevin: Chaotic" notes that Britney and Kevin are "both certifiable exhibitionists and phenomenally dull people," and that their show "captures the sheer existential tedium of being a celebrity." As bitchy as an anorexic girl in a candy store! Is it weird that this makes me want to watch it more?