Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Trashy, but We Love It

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Trashy, but We Love It

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Ann

Rickard

Columnist

news@dailymercury.com.au

IN A recent spark of recklessness I went to my Facebook and announced to anyone out there that I liked a bit of trashy television.

Well, blow me down and bowl me over if scores of people didn't immediately respond and tell me they too loved trashy television.

C[pounds sterling]I love the Four Weddings show,C[yen] I wrote. C[pounds sterling]They pit a slutty bride against a posh one and a bride with a tiny budget against one with unlimited money.C[yen]

Back came the admissions. C[pounds sterling]I can't turn away from My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding,C[yen] someone replied. C[pounds sterling]It's like a train wreck, you just have to look.C[yen]

C[pounds sterling]Look out for Bad Girls, it's so tacky it's addictive.C[yen]

I felt so bonded with my anonymous Facebook mates I went back on and confessed to a previous dependence on Girls of the Playboy Mansion. Watching poor old Hef stagger about among all those fake titties like a great-grandfather in the second stage of dementia, was outstanding television. …

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