Last night, Amelia introduced me to a television show where fashion-forward harridans-in-training reject a stream of desperate men, shucking and jiving for their approval. These men were delivered to these reclining prima donnas via conveyor belt — a literal conveyor belt.
As if they were stepping off an assembly line from the Freshly Scrubbed Emo Dude Factory.
ABC has aptly named this reality show/dating game “Conveyer Belt of Love.” Judging by her IMs, Amelia OMG LUVS this show and I imagine many millions of women do too. They tuned in and got off as vapid divas objectified equally bird-brained bimbros. Wielding signs that read “Interested” or “Not Interested,” these ladies licked their lips, wrinkled their noses, and rolled their eyes as dude after dude begged to be loved. Keep reading »
You know how when you walk into a bar around closing time, when everyone’s trying to decide who tonight’s one-night-stand is gonna be, you feel like a piece of meat being sized up for dinner? Well, I guess ABC does, because they’re planning this amazingly questionable show called “Conveyor Belt of Love.” The concept is this: five women watch 30 men go by on a conveyor belt and have to decide whether they’re “interested” or “not interested.” It gets better; after they have picked a guy, if a guy they like more comes along, they can upgrade! And if two women like the same guy, then he
gets to pick one of them. Afterward, we get to witness their dates. Right now this show is just slated to be a special, premiering on Jan. 4, after the season premiere of “The Bachelor.
” But with this kind of buzz and potential for offensiveness, I’m thinking it just might have some staying power? It’s kind of like “America’s Got Talent,” but more encouraging of the objectification of men. What’s not to like about that? [TV Over Mind
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