“we’re sexy, we’re cute. we’re popular to-boot.” sound familiar? of course it does. it’s the opening jam of the classic, all-american cheerleading movie – bring it on. i’ll be the first to admit, I love bring it on. as a cheerleader myself, I can watch the competitions go on for hours. but now that I’m older, I can’t help but question the morality of it.
part 1: hometown.
eliza, those digs aren’t too shabby
- we have rancho carne, ca – a made up town – predominantly white. and predominantly rich. I blatantly remember wanting to remodel my bedroom after kirsten dunst’s room. or wishing my parents were never home like eliza dushku. and can we just stop for a second and reminisce on her backyard? lush green grass and the never-been-touched swing set. each girl has a new car, one girl refers to her dad as an ATM, and they’re cliquey ‘no uber-dykes’ culture just proves their ignorance.
oh no white girl, you did not
- think of the opposing team, in east compton, ca – more of a real town even though it shares its zip code with the actual compton, ca. 82% of this east compton community is from a hispanic or latino descent. over 1/3 of the population is black. and bring it on writer jessica bedinnger doesn’t stop there. the cheerleading squad is so poor, they have to write to ‘paulette’ (the wannabe oprah), begging for money so they have a shot on espn. the concept itself is honest and really wants the viewer to go with the underdog. but why does this all-black squad have to be so underprivileged? is somebody hinting at something? in fact, there’s even a part where one of the east compton girls threatens to hit a rancho girl. is that stereotypical? do all black girls want to fight? I don’t think so.
and if the producers of bring it on realized this predominant stereotype – why would they let the 4 white girls drive to east compton on a friday night flawlessly? oh right, because the average age of the audience is 13.
let me know how you feel – comment below or tweet me @coolshtbybritt
…..stay tuned for part 2 in the next few days
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believe it or not, swingers can be either really lonely on v-day or …very occupied. take it from one female swinger, who refers to swinging as “sport sex.”
“It can be lonely,” she told AOL News. “Take New Year’s Eve, for instance. I do a radio show in Florida called the FoXXXy Forum and we did a live remote at a swing club between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. After the show was over, my co-host ran with her husband and some friends and I was there by myself with nobody to kiss.”
she does have a male ‘swinging’ partner, but overall she’s single. so what’s there to do? luckily yahoo answers offers a few suggestions:
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1. acting uninterested – you may think this is genius, but it’s not. if you like a pair of jeans, you try them on, you contemplate buying them, and so forth. you don’t put your blinders up and completely ignore them every single time you’re at the store. the same should be said with men. you don’t have to have sex with him instantly or consume his whole life right away, but showing that you’re somewhat concerned actually does help. maybe you’re waiting 17 minutes between each text, if you’re counting that out, think again. text him back when you have a chance. hang out with him if you’re free. those new jeans aren’t instantly going to become your favorites, so give them a trial run before you make your decision.
2. “oh, well, this other guy I’ve been talking to…” – shut up right there. jealousy never ends in anything pleasant. if you’re on a date with Sean, don’t bring up Matt. and vice versa. they don’t know each other, they don’t care about each other and unless you’re Facebook official with both of them (not possibly, you ho!), they don’t need to know the other exists. if your new beau isn’t giving you enough attention – how rude! – distance yourself, you don’t have to say why or with who, but if he’s really interested, he’ll come crawling back. they always do.
3. if you’re friends with your ex, don’t lie – chances are, it’ll be weird as hell when you’re caught out to lunch with your former partner. sure a lot of potential love interests might be weirded out by this in the beginning, but there is a reason why the word ex is involved. it’s over, ka-put. and if there is a possibility of getting back with that old flame, then you shouldn’t be getting yourself so interested in someone else that you’re playing games. rebounds don’t warrant games. just make sure you give back your half a heart necklace before the wedding. kidding.
what other games can you think of that really turn men away? any great tips from past experiences? share below!
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I’m a huge tv junkie. in fact, instead of going to the movies or watching a movie from my ondemand, I’d rather sit on my butt and watch season after season of a tv show. or I can switch it up and cover about 2 different shows in a weekend. so when I saw this amazing deal, I couldn’t say no. gossip girl, seasons 1-4, for under $16 each. just click on the link to buy!
you know you love me, xoxo.
gossip girl season 1 | $14 (I love how this is the only box that really resembles the book):
gossip girl season 2 | $14:
gossip girl season 3 | $14:
gossip girl season 4 | $16:
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here’s a bit of science that might interest you and that guy you’ve been casually texting: ketchup improves sperm. sorry ladies, I’m not talking about physical qualities – I’m talking about the stuff that matters.
lycopene, the phytochemical found in tomatoes (and ketchup), helps with sperm quality, fertility, immunity to scary nasty diseases, and semen volume. plus ketchup adds so much flavor to those fries.
so the next time you ignore the condiment table, just think of the phrase “drawing blanks.” I bet your hamburger bun won’t look so dry anymore.
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