They speak a little French, and Adriana gets permission to take a photo with the artist for her Twitter, and this is where things start to go downhill. In the most kindergarten way possible. Karent, knowing nothing about kinetic art and having never heard of the artist before, asks to take a photo with him, too! GASP! Adriana interviews that the artist (who shall not be named – for the ENTIRE EPISODE), told her in French that he preferred not to be photographed, but would make an exception for her, what with her art background and whatnot. Then Karent and her teeth come along and horn in on the moment. THEN Karent Tweets the picture before Adriana has a chance to, and that is something their relationship just won’t come back from. Adriana is PISSED. She claims Karent trivialized the whole moment by inserting herself, and since Adriana was such a fan of this artist her entire experience was just RUINED!
I’m of two minds about this whole thing – I understand that Karent was stealing focus from Adriana, and I totally get the frustration when someone acts like they have as much street cred as you when they don’t at all. I have this wonderful, but kind of know-it-all friend who just moved to LA this Summer. I’ve lived here for six years, and when she tries to give me directions or restaurant recommendations, I want to punch her in the goddamn face. Hard. But you know what? I don’t. Because I know my feelings are normal, but childish. Adriana is like, way disproportionately upset at Karent’s behavior, and it just screams insecurity. Also, the Tweet? Adriana says about four million times that she was going to tweet the photo to her “art fans.” Fans of art or fans of hers that are also fans of art, I’m not sure, but it’s clear to me that she and Karent probably aren’t sharing followers. Especially at the time of filming, when Karent had had virtually no exposure. In a nutshell – calm the fuck down. I mean, it’s not like you got Karent and company into a club and Karent’s boyfriend’s friend got wasted and Karent’s boyfriend left without tipping the waitress.
“Because that’s shit you don’t come back from.”
Back in Joanna’s neck of the woods, things are a little lighter, thank goodness, as she heads to a dance rehearsal for an LGBT event. Because she’s both a local celebrity AND possessed of previous DWTS experience, she’s perfect for them. The gays thank her profusely for her participation, and she nervously starts rehearsing. Not helping? Marta, whom Joanna has brought with her, but just hangs in the back making fun of Joanna and wrecking her concentration. Joanna interviews about her annoyance, but I don’t know why she’s surprised. That’s what little kids do when you bring them someplace boring like YOUR dance rehearsal. Supposedly Joanna brought Marta because Marta needs as much exposure to people in the industry as possible, but unless Marta has changed her tune and now wants to be in the gay dance charity business, there ain’t nobody here that’s going to boost her career.