I have a confession to make tonight my sweet readers.
I am a fan of what I will acknowledge as some pretty… um… what’s the word…. is it trashy? no no, surely not… well, at least some “interesting” MTV reality shows. Of course I’ve seen all three Shots at Love, but right now I’m following From G’s to Gents2 and The Girls of Hedsor Hall.
I’m looking forward to checking out the next episode of HH tonight, but there’s something from last week’s episode that’s still bothering me.
One of the girls works as a stripper/webcam “model” and she’s really open about this work, which I think is kinda cool. From what I’ve seen, she seems very sex positive (which doesn’t quite match some of what they say in her bio), and sees nothing wrong with telling people about her job when asked. This openness is what is causing her some problems.
You see, the proper ladies who run Hedsor Hall are not sex positive – they find her work disgusting and they have told her much on more than one occasion. They are working really hard to try to encourage her to be ashamed of her work – and I kinda have a problem with that.
Of course yes she REALLY does needs to learn to have a filter when she talks about her work: it’s fine for her to not be ashamed of being a stripper. However, it IS important to gauge your audience and realize when it might be appropriate to gloss over the details (like saying she’s a nude model rather than saying she does “promiscuous modeling” – her words!) – not because she should be ashamed of being a sexual person who strips, but because it’s not polite to make people uncomfortable (esp when you’re trying to win a contest on politeness!).
The headmistress’ “sexuality is disgusting” tactic is just not getting through to this girl, because she doesn’t understand it (imho) – too bad the stuff I shout at the TV doesn’t actually affect how the show turns out. ^_~
How about you? Any thoughts?