. . . Tuesday April 13, 2004

You’re Tired?

I must admit, I like the proposed name: OnTourage. And let’s be realistic, this project will probably sell (as long as the cameras get to follow her on trips to Vegas). Yes, Britney is out pitching her own reality series that will give viewers a glimpse of backstage footage of Spears’ tour. Now you can finally see what happens to the midriff when the music stops.

If reality television gradually morphs into a genre inhabited by already famous people (or formerly famous ones), will we ultimately lose touch with the original charge of this new art form? Wasn’t the whole point to afford unknowns willing to work for scale the opportunity to humiliate and degrade themselves in exchange for fleeting notoriety? Are we losing touch with our reality values?

Concentration is important!