|tv party tonight
||[Oct. 23rd, 2010|05:01 am]
Spinning 45 Ballerina
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I've been watching project runway and it made me think about creativity and ego. I've loved this show for years. it's about creating and has never been show that promotes backstabbing. actually they discourage it, and that is good right? but it's reality so they create drama to keep me watching , very boring drama. by now everyone should know that being mean is a privilege only the judges are allowed. the artist are supposed to be humble, but that doesn't work for me. artist cant be humble and appeal because they are setting a standard for other people to admire and emulate.
I get so angry that the judges have sent trough a designer who has no direction and only creates ugly and boring. I cant understand why they don't see it, and I think it must be because they feel sorry for him for not being good enough.
obviously project runway is also deeply misogynist, always preferring to send the gay guy to fashion week over any woman. the boring gay man is elegant, the cookie one is a genius, the flamboyant one is dramatic perfection. boring woman designers are old fashioned, the cookie ones are to out there, and any black drama shows lack of range. Or if they're truly talented they're cast as a bitch. actually I think that is the definition of bitch; being fucking talented.
women aren't allowed the status of genius. they are models and editors of irrelevant magazines. even project runway, a show watched almost exclusively by women wont allow them anything more than a sad little compromise. to make stuff anything; music, movies, paintings or a hat, you need to be confident. you can be happy, sad, clinically depressed, stoned or flatulent, what ever, but creation is about self assertion.
I wish project runway at least could allow women the luxury of confidence, because that is what they sell. you cant marked insecurity, you play on it to sell you're product, and that product is always organization, admiration and purpose.
no one is perfect, but a genius kinda needs to think they are.