Our Crumbling Civilization: Looking For (Bisexual) Love Edition
What next? A let's-get-physical reality show taking its cue from "Must Love Dogs?"
MTV has greenlit a bisexual dating show with a star who built her fame on MySpace.
“A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila” is scheduled to premiere on MTV Oct. 9.
The 10-episode series will feature contestants who want to win the heart of Ms. Tequila [pictured here in one of her least provocative poses], who has more “friends” than anyone in the history of the online social network MySpace.com.
MTV says Ms. Tequila is a bisexual, which means the contestants on the show will be sixteen straight guys and sixteen lesbians.
“The finalists move into her mansion, live together, and each week Tila will narrow down her suitors. “Every episode will culminate in a dramatic ceremony unlike anything you’ve ever seen before,” according to the network. (TV Week)
Her life story -- born Tila Nguyen to a family that fled Vietnam and rising through adversity to fame -- is on one level a classic success story. She is obviously a person who is very talented in more ways than mere sexuality because one does not become the most befriended person in the history of MySpace without having some lights burning upstairs.
Unfortunately, Tequila concentrates only on what's apparently burning downstairs. That her mix of mush-mouth singing and soft core porn has rocketed her to the top of MySpace and into her own MTV show is more a reflection on the sad state of our civilization, and MTV's preponderant role in its deteriorating condition, than it is on this young woman's God-given gifts.
In a civilization less shattered than ours, she could have really been someone significant.