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"The Persian Version"... Because the World Needs More "Jersey Shore"

You know, when Jersey Shore aired, my first thought was "I wish they would make a spinoff of this show about Iranians, because really, we don't get enough bad press as it is." Lucky for me, MTV read my mind and is creating The Persian Version, which is, um a Persian version of Jersey Shore. From... Read more »

On the Map: Traveling Soon? Don't Forget to Pack Your Stereotype Repellent!

If this is how people in other countries see American women, how does it effect the way we are treated while abroad? Read more »

Douchebag Decree: MTV Reality

"My Life As Liz" has put me over the edge. I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore. Read more »

Screenshot: Resolved for 2010: Avoiding the reality TV sideshows

It's easy to point fingers at narrative television sometimes and claim the writers are foisting outdated and unfair gender roles onto the audience and therefore, by extension, society. Reality TV pokes a lot of holes in the Big Hollywood theory, because the people who thrive on reality TV are the... Read more »

MTV Pulls the Punch. But why?

While MTV originally planned to band-aid the episode of Jersey Shore featuring Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi getting punched--hard--in the face by by airing a PSA cautioning "Violence against women in any form is a... Read more »

Don't Just Stand There, Let's Get to It: Vogue Evolution

If you haven’t been watching America’s Best Dance Crew this season, it’s time to start. For those out of the loop, ABDC (as it is known in the in-crowd) is a dance competition show on MTV that... Read more »

Hall That She Wants

The Girls of Hedsor Hall isn't that different from other behavioral competitions in reality TV land. It features good-looking people with impulse control issues trying to behave, but mostly acting crazy. And yes, they are competing for a cash prize. We've seen it before: 12 so-called bad girls... Read more »

Oh Tila Tequila, how can we gays ever thank you enough?

Apparently all y'all gay folks in California who can now get married have Myspace/MTV reality assclown Tila Tequila to thank. From Us Magazine's website:  "It is because of me — I definitely think [my show] has helped the movement," she told Usmagazine.com at the Hollywood premiere of The Love... Read more »

Amazon Women on the Moon: Images of Femininity in the Video Age

Like some grizzled old-timer sitting on the porch of the homestead talking about the good old days, I think back to the first time I saw MTV and pity the prepubescents of today who didn’t have the luck to see, as I did, the wonder of MTV when it first aired. I was eight years old, alone in my... Read more »

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