Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Sexy Beasts Show = Mixed Message

I struggle with the concept of the new dating show "Sexy Beasts". They essentially take attractive young adults, given them monster make-up and send them on dates. The idea being that they have to fall back (shock horror) on their "personalities" to make a positive impression.

But all of the contestants are clearly conventionally attractive, so there is no actual risk that any of these people will end up with an average or below average looking person. Thus ultimately no real challenge to the assumption that looks are all that really matter and cute people should only every be with other cute people.

By the way, if you do a picture search for "sexy beasts" with the adult filter turned off, don't blame me for what you see. Let's just say it involves great danes and ponies and it ain't a petting zoo.

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