More to Love - more woman to loathe
Sigh! Fox has some summer filler froth called "More to Love" in which 20 plus-sized women fight for the attention of bachelor Luke Conley and a chance to "spend the rest of our lives together." Oh yuck.
We've seen so much of that formulaic slop with The Bachelor and Bachlorette. But this one! I haven't seen a show so knowingly cruel to women since I was on assignment in Britain and happened to catch a plastic surgery series from the States in which women were literally being sliced up for "tummy tucks" on the operating table while doctors giggled and made fun of their unconscious patients. I forget what it was called (if I ever knew), but it was clearly too much for even an American audience.
This show is sad, just so sad. Here you have these great looking women (who of course don't believe it for a second) confiding to the camera their lives were hell until they "learned to love themselves," as they've done now because this incredible man sees them and appreciates them for who they are. These transformations appear to have taken place over the previous 36 hours. So many tears, so much emotion my flat screen leaked. That's what they say, except their confidence looks about as shaky as More to Love's chances as a repeat series (or should be anyway). Then a woman gets eliminated and she sobs: "Was it because of my weight?"
It's self-flagellation with the cherry of sadism on top, sends a horrible message to girls - the exact opposite of the message it's supposed to be sendng - and is so incredibly patronizing to women, well I, well I . . .turned it off!
Here's a Fox interview with Conley - the latest expert on love - who confides he's interested in a woman "with some meat on her bones." His goal is to meet someone "special," blah-blah, and he expects a woman that can challenge him. Now there's a Herculean task.