Tuesday, December 11, 2007


i had been wondering what to blog about and drawing a blank. the world? nah. boring. politics? even worse. but inspiration comes in the most unlikely places. and by "inspiration," i mean really hot girls.

ok so no this post is not "meaningful" per se, but it is a TAD meaningful. i'm here to proclaim my love for dani campbell, one of the last two contestants on MTV's "A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila." for those crazy folks who haven't been rushing to their tvs at 10 or computers (we don't like to pay for cable) at 11 each tuesday to catch the show, the basic premise is that Tila Tequila, of myspace "fame," is bisexual, but no one knew that until episode 2 of her reality show on MTV. so she got like 16 guys and 16 girls there under semi-false pretenses (always a great way to ensure drama!) and then announced she was bisexual, and made them ALL compete for her heart. the show is ridiculous. and by "ridiculous" i mean "so great." everyone on it is totally insane. but i digress. dani.

so of the people who made it into the final like, not a million people, dani was the only even semi-androgynous type girl. tila claims that she usually goes for really feminine girls, but dani is now the only girl remaining on the show, so i guess someone's had a change of heart. thank god. because most of the "feminine" girls on the show were actually more "batshit crazy" than anything else. except amanda. who was "freakishly strange looking." but again, i digress.

my point is this:
a) everyone should watch this show and dani should win because she's great.

b) the reason she's great is she's just a normal-ass person instead of a crazy person. you know, like she's nice, and considerate, and generally doesn't make a fool of herself.

c) its actually kind of cool because now dani has this like, GIGANTIC fan base (even bigger than tilas, according to mtv's website!) which is probably some kind of television first. so this is actually kind of a big deal. regardless of whether she wins or not (she better win), i feel like all of a sudden a lot of people who watch mtv think that butch (or "futch," as dani likes to say) lesbians are cute, instead of weird. so thats some kind of victory.

anyways, thats pretty much all i have to say about that. go ahead and check it out. you know you want to.

over and out.


emily2 said...

i totally agree. dani was the least insane person on the show. and her grandmother ROCKED.

however, i think dani's too good for tila. so i don't know whether i should be cheering for her to get the last key or be spared the drama of dating tila.

oh. dilemmas.

regardless, what a great representative for non gender conforming lesbians!

wannatakethisoutside said...

Despite being excited about Dani's non-normative gender, it's hard to overlook how racially diverse the contestants were at the beginning (in the scheme of reality tv) and how fast that well... ended.

I do wonder to what extent Tequila gets to make her own decisions and to what extent the producers kick people off.

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emily2 said...

wtto -

tila + any of the contestants = an interracial couple.

also, just to stir the pot. read this post on 8asians.com.


"We found no evidence of the stereotype of a white male preference for East Asian women. However, we also found that East Asian women did not discriminate against white men (only against black and Hispanic men)."

of course, just because east asian women in one study were found to prefer white men to black and hispanic men does not mean tila shares those view. yadda yadda. but i stirred the pot anyway, because i like to. >:)