At first, when I heard there was a video out there in response to the SNL/Lonely Island's Pet Shop Boys-esque "Jizz In My Pants" that was calling itself a "ladies' response", I was psyched. I love when funny ladies do things! And think of the hilarious possibilities to be had with a "Jizz In My Pants" response! So you can imagine my dismay when I learned that a) the video was written and made by a group of men and just features women, and b) the video is actually a commercial for the ridiculous fake engagement ring company Ms. Taken.
Okay, as your feminist reality TV blogger, I was so excited by this exchange on Bravo's new Project Runway ripoff The Fashion Show that I had to stop watching in the middle so I could run down and put up this post!
Malori brought us all up to speed yesterday on the Asher Roth phenomenon, I thought I'd call everyone's attention to point out that his new video, for the song "Be By Myself," only digs himself a deeper hole for anyone hoping to see anything other than a spoiled frat boy in the young pop culture phenom. More after the jump.
Bristol Palin went on several talk shows recently as a spokeswoman advocating against teen pregnancy, and reactions seem to be split between finding the whole thing deliciously ironic or wholly unsurprising. Although drumming attention for a critical issue in the United States (teen pregnancy rates are still extremely high--and you thought swine flu was a pandemic!), the coverage of teen pregnancy rings hollow—not only was discussion centered around practicing abstinence, but Bristol herself rarely gets a word in edgewise.
I have watched this video (posted today on videogum) a few times now, and I still can't quite figure out what's going on:
My best guess is that a student on the mock trial team at his conservative college has to decide between winning his fake court case and pleasing his anti-choice hottie of a girlfriend. There seems to be some kind of a conflict with parents, as well. Another question I am struggling with is, How on earth did this movie get made? And why?
I wish I could say this looks like the best mock-trial based piece of entertainment since Mock Trial With J Reinhold, but it appears that Advent Films can't quite harness the amazing power of the mock trial. Also, they seem like conservative asses.
I feel like everywhere I turn someone else is saying something about polyamory. Perhaps the recent upset over Proposition 8 in California provided somewhat of a platform for poly communities to openly speak about the legitimation of alternative family structures—not just beyond that of one man and one woman, but beyond gay and lesbian couples as well.