MTV is defending Jersey Shore, as they should! They said, “The show continues MTV’s history of documenting various subcultures, rites of passage of young people, and the ways they self-identify…The Italian-American cast takes pride in their ethnicity. We understand that this show is not intended for every audience and depicts just one aspect of youth culture.”
They’re right about the Italian-American cast taking pride in their ethnicity. Those guys/girls are proud of being Guidos/Guidettes. It’s not like they’re trying to be something they’re not…they own it. I am so excited about Jersey Shore!
I posted a comment yesterday about all the Jersey we’re about to see…but just to put it out there and as a big FYI, reality television will be flooded with Jersey by the time 2010 is over. We’ll all be puking axe body spray and hair gel and wish we never got a taste…so brace yourself.
Besides Jersey Shore there are 2 other Jersey shows in development with other networks, and one that’s already being shot (that I helped produced). The one that I worked on is for the Style Network, and it looks pretty amazing so far (by that I mean, it’s like a trashy Hills). It’s called Jerseylicious, and it’s set to air next Spring. You’ll love it…More info to come when we’re closer to air date…but until then…Jersey Shore, here we come!