"Chapter 2" - March 8
Did we all get through the
first episode? Good - it wasn't that bad. The second
episode, however, threatens to get infinitely worse, as
we delve into a... LESBIAN scene. I have some pretty
strong opinions on this - which I will talk about at the
end of the recap.
First, though, we have to get through the recap - and we
start with drama. We start with Catie, and all of the
women complain that she won't shut up. And...that's all
they talk about, as me get a montage of Catie and her
With that, we go to the Beverly Hiller Studio for a
class in sexuality with someone that you may not have
feel sexual chemistry with. Bernard Hiller is the
teacher, and the person who he thinks does the best wins
the Diva pass. Hiller talks about substitution, where
you can substitute the person you are making out with
for someone who you really want to make love with.
Bernard says that with the technique, you can make love
to a tree - but the challenge is to seduce and make love
to a teddy bear. We have some people taking it seriously
- to not so seriously - to Catie rolling around with the
bear - and the women's eyes rolling around as well.
With the bear gone, Bernard gives the women another
chance - with 8 male models. Courtney and Mercedes have
problems with this, but Donna, who is a model, has
absolutely no problem with it and gets hot and heavy.
Michelynne says that she is a virgin - and this is VERY
uncomfortable for her. Still she did it and worked it
like a pro. After the bears and the beauties, Bernard
says that the person who did the best is...Michelynne.
She is thrilled to get the suite - and thrilled to get a
makeover as well.
She won't be so thrilled when she hears about the scene
assignment. This scene is from the TV show Fastlane, and
the romantic person that you have to kiss... is a
female. To make things even more difficult, the person
who you have to kiss is...your fellow contestant. Katie
- 'Angelina Jolie, Hillary Swank, and Charlize Theron
have all played roles where they've had to kiss other
women. If they can do it, so can you.'
The women who come back are very frustrated as they
discuss if they are actually going to go through with
this. Cecile was wondering if she could do this in front
of her family, while Donna isn't remotely attracted to
any of the women. They decided to vote against picking
names from a hat and have decided to select women. Catie
wants to do the scene with Donna. Mercedes wants to do
the scene with Cecile - and they practice kissing each
other. Oooh, la laaaa. Lauren wants to do the scene with
Neva. Courtney...is not selected and she is left alone
at the dinner table.
She is alone because Michelynne is getting a makeover. I
guess we know who Michelynne's partner is going to be.
Heh. Meanwhile, Catie and Donna are talking over why
Catie isn't liked by the group - and they decide that
she can't try to be friends with everyone and they bond.
Michelynne gets home and screams for joy with her new
wardrobe. Her happiness is quickly tempered when
Courtney comes in and breaks the news to her that
Courtney is her new lover. Courtney - 'It's perfect
because you have the lipstick lesbian and the butch with
the short hair.'
Later on this afternoon, the women are greeted by Jamie
Pressly, who was in that lesbian scene with Tiffani
Thiessen. She explains that it doesn't matter what your
preference is - you are who your character is - and you
have to not take yourself too seriously. She gives the
advice of just doing it, as the kiss is only a joyful
moment away. Donna thanks her as she leaves to applause.
The women talk about how they would initiate the kiss.
Some of the women try to do it while Neva is hoping that
Lauren will go through with it. Catie and Donna decide
to have fun with it instead of taking it seriously -
which is something that Donna wasn't thrilled with.
Cecile dragged Mercedes through the scene, adding that
she lacks confidence. Cecile thought that she nailed it,
but Mercedes thought she was awful.
Courtney got into it...perhaps a little too much, as
Michelynne thought that Courtney came in too strong. She
thought that she didn't like the kiss - and she is
concerned that the dislike would come through in the
shot. Neva and Lauren were both concerned about the kiss
- but they thought that it came off well and they
thought it was comfortable.
The women were wondering if it would be couples or
singles who were leaving, and the consensus was that
they wouldn't get rid of partners. Donna was unhappy,
and she said that she would be upset if she was the one
going home - especially if Catie was still there.
It's time to see what the judges think. The groups will
be looked at as groups, but the people who will be
eliminated will leave as individuals. Donna and Catie go
first. Donna - Vivica thought it was improved, Joseph
thought that she overacted and to not take an audition
for a year. Yikes. Catie - Joseph thought she was
awkward, Vivica tells her to get thicker skin and Faye
tells Ca tie that she wants the same drama that she sees
now to be in front of the lens.
Mercedes and Cecile - Joseph thought it was a great job
and he wanted Catie and Donna to come back to see how it
was done. He thought that Cecile stole the scene and
Vivica and Faye wanted more from Mercedes - but the
judges thought that they both did well. Cecile was
glowing while Mercedes had that blank look on her face.
Lauren and Neva - Faye likes how Lauren acted and Joseph
thought that she did a good job. Faye thought that Neva
was wooden and Vivica thought that she was flat - but
she was great in the kiss. Joseph says that he got
excitement from Lauren - but not from Neva.
Courtney and Michelynne - Joseph burying his face in his
hands tells the tale here. Courtney is called a monkey
on crack by Joseph while Faye was wondering what
happened. Vivica wonders why Michelynne was
uncomfortable, but she said that she did a good job.
Joseph that under the circumstances that Michelynne did
a great job - and should be matched with someone more
her equal. Bye-bye, Courtney.
Ms. Starlet? Up in 5 - Lauren, Michelynne, Cecile
The Starlet's Extra? Up in 5 - Mercedes, Catie
Starlet's Coffee girl? The coffee sucks. Go away - Neva,
It's time for the eliminations. Vivica says that it's a
tough role, Joseph says that he hated the role and Faye
says that it's too uncomfortable for...Courtney, who is
leaving. The second person is beautiful, but doesn't pop
or sparkle and isn't jumping off of the screen. That
Neva is disappointed, but can learn to deal with the
rejection, while Courtney says that the judges have no
clue. She has a lot of passion - and I think the problem
is that she let her passion consume the intelligence
needed to complete the set.
Now as for the scene. I don't mind lesbians - but
there's no way you are going to get an audience to the
show when you are dealing with that sort of material.
This actually does make sense for an acting part - but
the idea of a show is to garner ratings as well, and
this sort of idea...well...won't.
Next week - and now a word from the girls - who are
being spokesmodels for the sponsors. Join us in 7 days
to see who will survive and who you may only see from
now on in commercials.