Friday, September 11, 2009
Addicted to Beauty
Another sneak peek at an upcoming Paper Tiger production: "Reality Unreeled: The Really Real Unreal Reality of Real Reality TV." Stay posted!
Is reality television real? Is this the real life or is it just fantasy? Paper Tiger's summer 2009 interns are currently creating a show on reality television to explore the social impacts and affective stereotypes of this explosive and exploitative genre that has taken TV networks by storm. The show will feature an interview with media critic, journalist and founder of Women in Media and News, Jennifer L. Pozner. Pozner will explain the social, economic and cultural reality of reality TV. The show will also include an interview with Robert Galinsky, founder and “principal” of the New York Reality TV School, where actors get trained how to act real. And the interns will try to make sense of all of those "Addicted to Beauty" posters that you see everywhere through interviews with random subway passer-bys. Stay tuned for the release of the show in late Fall 2009. In the meantime, keep yourselves busy with this preview piece from the Paper Tiger archives with Herb Schiller on Geraldo and trash television—the unfortunate predecessors of contemporary “video nausea!!!”