My alternative title for this post was "Gossip Girl: Amazing for adults, bad for everyone else," because God-dang, I am crazy about this show's sexy-campiness, about its utterly fantastical, smutty, unrealistic portrayal of not only teenage life, but all life. I also love the over-the-top clothes and the perfect hair and the makeup--all of which I know I could never afford. But would I want my 14-year-old daughter to watch it (that is, if I had a 14-year-old daughter)? Er, no. I'd probably sit her down and have the same conversation with her that my mom had with me about Three's Company, about how this isn't the way real people talk to each other and it's absolutely not how young women should think about sex and their sexuality. This, of course, would make her want to watch it with a frenzied insanity, which would basically put me and my hypothetical daughter in the exact same spot. Come back, Gossip Girl! I've gone too long without your trashy, snotty awesomeness!
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