Just in case you are tired out from celebrating Obama’s inauguration today (although if you aren’t tired of celebrating you should totally watch this video) we thought we would bring you a little diversion. So let’s take a minute and think not about this historic day and how happy we are to have a president who is not an international embarrassment, but instead about Rock of Love Bus. More specifically about the scene from the first episode where Nikki takes a shot from Gia’s vagina. (Hey, we said we were going to give you a diversion, right?)
For those of you who don’t watch Rock of Love Bus, it is a VH1 “celebreality” show in which 20 women compete for a relationship with rock n’ roller (and eyeliner wearer) Bret Michaels. In this season (there have been two earlier seasons that did not satisfy Bret Michaels’ quest for love) the women must go on tour with Bret in order to better understand his rock n’ roll lifestyle.
There is some wacky shit that goes on on this show, but in the interest of time (and in order to give your post-inaugural brain cells a break) we will discuss only the wackiest shit that has happened thus far. In episode one the women meet one another and immediately go on the road with Bret (alcohol in tow). They meet up with him at a concert that night, some of them proceed to go to third base with one another on stage, and then they all go to a bar for an after party. At the after party, two of the women, Nikki and Gia, decide (in full view of Bret and the other contestants) to do a shot. What happens next is a little bit confusing, so I will let the ladies of the Rock of Love Bus attempt to explain it (this is a montage of clips from the episode; the shot happens last so you can skip to the end if you just want the good stuff):
Okay, WTF? Did Nikki really take a shot out of Gia’s vagina? What is going on here? Sure, television shows like this are purposefully scandalous in order to remain even remotely interesting, but might this be going a bit overboard? Has there been a precedent set for this by other reality shows?
What do you think of a display like this? Are they just trying to get Bret’s attention? Are they genuinely sexually attracted to one another? Does it matter, since they are doing vagina shots on television and maybe (just maybe) that should be off limits? Does this mean anything for for feminism one way or another? Let’s discuss.
Oh, and one more question: Does anyone else have the urge to take a shower?