For Realz?: In the Middle of the First Episode of The Fashion Show
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!
So for the first challenge, the designers have broken up into teams, with one team featuring (among others) the flamboyant Merlin (introduced to the show wearing a red catsuit and a red hat with a huge feather hanging from it) and recent fashion school graduate Daniella, who are clashing. (it doesn't really matter why.)
Anyhow, so Merlin, the team leader, makes a decision that Daniella isn't happy with, and Daniella objects. A fight ensues. The fight ends with Merlin storming off and saying "Male domination, girl. Get it." (the subtitled still from this fight is the graphic for this post. Wow, they've already got the episode up on YouTube!) I see this is going to be a feisty show for gender relations!
Most intriguingly, Daniella's response: she doesn't look too upset, and snaps back, "Male? Where?" While you know I don't approve of using the word female as a pejorative, I gotta say that's not a bad rejoinder. I'm keeping an eye on those two.
Okay, back to the show! Don't tell me who gets kicked off! I hope it's Merlin!
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