Bitches Brew: The Reality TV face-off


I’M BLOWN AWAY by the power of that no-so-little box of terror-vision. Or tell-a-vision.  Actors create an illusion that tells a story, that transports you to another world. Wait, the rules have changed: actors no longer required, anyone can join the TV party! Only requirement: ego maximus. ‘We’re gonna make you a star!’

TOWIE *And so it began for sisters Sam and Billie Faiers from Essex. Appearing on this ‘reality’ show, which aggrandized their lives to such a degree that in some people, feelings of hatred and envy ensued.  An envy so powerful, it was the most likely motivation for a violent and physical attack on the girls after a night out at a London West End club. Sam later described her attackers as behaving like ‘animals’ which echoes the sentiments of those who described London’s recent boy and girl rioters as ‘feral’.

There are also rumblings over in the X-Factor jungle between two of the judges,  one of the judges and one of the contestants, two of the contestants – you get the idea. In-fighting between women artists and presenters who are struggling to make their mark in what is still a highly male-dominated music and entertainment business. Oh yea, there are plenty of females artistes but the string-pullers and real money-makers, ‘Svengalis’, are mostly male.

Shiny, pretty Kelly R.

The girl-fights make very entertaining telly-vision, or newspaper fodder but do talented and attractive women really need to act like top ‘bitch’ to survive and make a name for themselves in the dog-eat-dog entertainment biz? Or are these just personality clashes? You, the audience decide!! ;D

“It’s a man’s man’s world” sang James Brown. He knew what he was talking about…

Here’s a bit of the old soul brother himself:

© Suzy Rigg

*For my international readers, TOWIE is the acronym for The Only Way Is Essex

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