Did anybody else watch Dirt? I had been anticipating this show for quite some time. I was curious how Hollywood would portray the paparazzi. I have to admit that I was sort of disappointed. WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!
First of all, I expected Courtney Cox's character to be downright evil, even worse than Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada. But she wasn't and that just didn't ring true to me. I didn't want to feel bad for her when she used a stun gun on her latest conquest because she thought he was just using her to get publicity for his band. Wouldn't the woman, that this show is supposedly modeled after, who invades the lives of celebrities for profit, have to be pretty coldhearted? I would think so.
I thought that the photographer did an excellent job. It was fun to watch him lose it and see words jumping out of people's mouths. I nearly cried when he lost his cat because you knew it was the only thing in the world that he cared about. I have a feeling he might be the reason this show stays on a little longer.
Don't get me wrong, I like to peruse the rags at the checkout counter just as much as the next girl, but I do think that it is getting out of control. I don't like seeing the pictures of the celebrity's children splashed all over the place. I know a lot of people feel that celebrities have chosen this way of life so they just have to deal with it. That doesn't seem fair to me. I love to write. I hope that I can continue to do so for the rest of my life. Writers are lucky, they are semi-famous, but can still go grocery shopping without getting mauled. But what if things got flipped around and best selling authors were thrust into the spotlight. What if you had to choose between being famous and exposing your family's every move or giving up something you love to do? What would you do?
I would keep writing. I would don the dark glasses, costumes, and wigs and try my best to dodge the paparazzi until my latest release was coming out and I needed them. I'd do exactly what most of the famous people do. Complain when they were bothering me and use them when I needed them. I think just about anybody would. How about you?
So tell me what you think, should they impose boundaries on the paparazzi or do you get what you deserve being famous?