Is reality TV somehow less than real? Here is David Weintraub, whose principal industry at this time is to provide tragic characters for reality TV, describing how the producers of a show called Sober House worked with former California gubernatorial candidate Mary Carey: "They took Mary Carey, they put her in a room, and they said to her, â€˜Your story's shit, Mary. Your story sucks on this show. We just paid you a lot of money, and your story sucks. Here's what you need to do to make our show better. We call Dr. Fisher, he's gonna remove your breast implants on the last week of the show, and you'll recover in the Sober House, and we'll show this complete transformation of you leaving porn behind by removing your boobs. And we have you set up, you're gonna manage a Starbucks.'"
Thursday, March 11th, 2010