America's Next Top Model

Visi(bi)lity: America

I have never been much of a reality television viewer, and any lingering desire I may have had to watch reality shows disappeared after I read Jennifer Pozner’s Reality Bites Back earlier this year. But as soon as I heard about the new season of America’s Next Top Model, I realized I had to give it a shot. That’s because Cycle 18 of ANTM features not one, but TWO openly queer women. And one of them is bi-identified Laura LaFrate.

Bibliobitch: Modelland

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be sent to a nonsensical, exclusive modeling school where girls acquire magical powers that allow them to convince people to buy useless products? Me neither. But Tyra Banks has. Read more »

The 99%: "Talk like a Cover Girl" and the Classing of Voice on America's Next Top Model

But most of the time, when Tyra is talking about the contestants’ speech, she’s talking about their accents.  And when she’s talking about their accents, she’s talking about class.  Read more »

Tube Tied: America's Next Top Model: I Don't Know Why You Wanna Be On Top

I’ve watched America’s Next Top Model intermittently over the years. I can’t really say why. I was never that interested in fashion magazines, which seemed to me to depict another planet altogether, accessible only to the very rich. I have, furthermore, never much understood... Read more »

For Realz?: Supermodel Self-Delusion

I'm a little ashamed to admit that I completely mindlessly accepted that, on Bravo's Make Me A Supermodel, the modeling industry would require size 2 female model Salome to... Read more »

For Realz?: Caucasian America's Next Top Model

Why is it always a race war on America’s Next Top Model?? Natalie, the contestant who got booted this week (upside down at right), has... Read more »

For Realz?: This Week In Reality TV Catfights

This week in reality TV girlfights...Hello! I'm the new reality TV blogger for Bitch! Please be warned in advance, these posts won't be terribly deep. Also, there are some spoilers. Just me, or has this week on reality TV just basically been women arguing with each other? A terrible affront to... Read more »

Tool Spirit

“Terrible boyfriend? We can fix him. Complete tools transformed into knights in shining armor.” These are the promises of the opening credits of Tool Academy, VH1’s latest trash-tastic series in which women drag their truly terrible boyfriends through a relationship boot camp in hopes of turning... Read more »

Fake Me On

      Is "fake" the new "bitchy"? Read more »

A shining example of why Fox News and US Weekly suck

  … in handy video form! Not that I expect Fox News to be anything but offensive – or US Weekly for that matter – but holy shit. Sometimes it boggles my mind to realize that people like this actually exist. (Thanks to Emily for the heads-up.)   Read more »