ASL’s Letter From The Editor, Lisa Timmons

July 18th, 2007 // 3 Comments

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Hey kiddos. So, as you may or may not know, Posh Spice’s NBC special pretty much tanked. And I totally watched it and have to agree that it was slightly more entertaining than watching paint dry. Which was sad for me, since I actually was hoping that the the show would be filled with some campy, self-deprecating goodness that I could enjoy, much the way one enjoys a perfectly toasted pop tart–with a tall glass of milk and a smile. Alas, it seems that Posh wasn’t quite as interesting as I had hoped. She did a lot of prancing around in high heels with wide eyes, pretending to be a lot less self-aware than she actually is.

Upon interviewing her assistant-to-be, she opens the door wearing a one-piece bathing suit with a built-in push-up bra, high-heels and large, dark sunglasses and quickly escorts the nervous interviewee out to the pool, where they conduct her job interview as Posh stretches out on a chaise. The problem with the show lies in Victoria’s inability to decide if she’s going to be the down-to-earth mum and wife who’s just so surprised at her good fortune, or if she’s a vampy metropolitan figure quick to offer fashion tips that sound more like backhanded advice.

More on Lisa’s take on the recent British invasion after the jump…

My interest in the Beckhams is inexplicable, but maybe makes some sense, considering the fact that we are currently in the midst of a British cultural invasion. Well, not really, but I like making dramatic statements like that, so humor me, won’t you? Amy Winehouse is dominating the music charts, Lily Allen is revealing nipples to the world and I’ve recently discovered my obsession for Katie Price (AKA Jordan) and Peter Andre.

Now, those two know how to make a reality show. I’ve been watching clips of their series from England, “The Next Chapter,” and I have to say, they might be able to deliver what Posh and Becks aren’t capable of doing–a show that’s actually entertaining. The difference between Jordan and Posh (the clear rulers of each relationship) is that Jordan has no problem letting it all hang out, both figuratively and literally. Even though she’s made her money by building an image of sex and airbrushed perfection, on her reality show with Peter, she has no qualms whatsoever being filmed in an unflattering light, without make-up and just bopping around the house in sweats. There’s something endearing about her commitment to the “reality” aspect of reality television, whereas Victoria Beckham is so carefully constructing a picture-perfect image that it’s hard to get emotionally invested in anything that she’s saying, since it all sounds so damn scripted.

All in all, I guess I’d have to say that my favorite ladies, British or otherwise, are a bit on the ballsy side, have no problem speaking their mind and can be more than a little bit messy at times. But that’s why I love ‘em. I was hoping that Posh might reveal a bit more than just a sliver of well-tanned leg on her show, but it was a disappointing attempt at portraying a reality that I’m pretty sure doesn’t actually exist. Sorry, I only enjoy fakeness when it’s in enormous boobs.

This letter made no sense. But at least there’s a video. Yay!

Yours truly,
Lisa T.
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By Lisa Timmons

  1. HELLO LISA, The NBC special which was on Monday in the USA was shown here in the UK Tuesday night and I didn’t actually see it but I was reading a running commentry on DIGITAL SPY,a forum I belong too.

    To be honest We in the UK are sick of the Beckhams and glad they are in the USA but the problem is we will still hear all the news from LA.

    The bottom line is they are both “has beens”, Vicky is a self self selfish bitch. All thru the program it was I,I,I,I,I,I,I,I,I, MAJOR THIS MAJOR THAT.

    She is great to take the piss out of which I do on MY blog, click on my name, read blog, place comment.

  2. Persistent Cat

    Thank you Lisa, I would have been so upset if you had of liked it. I’m surprised that people liked it. So what if she seems funny. Nothing about her is real or by accident. The entire show admitted to being fake which is more her reality than anything else.

    I watched it for her hot-ass husband.

  3. Victoria’s shit might stink but she came out smelling like a British lily”

    Victoria Beckham might come out of this mess of a show pretty well. The whole goal of the show was to re-introduce Victoria Beckham to the American public. Her Public image in America before this was a Semi-Human/emotionless Rich Bitch . After watching the show you have to think otherwise.

    It is clear that NBC Network exec you trying to create some Newlyweds, Simple Life,The Osbournes Hybyd. Example: The Talking heads, The wonky music The DMV set-up, and Baseball Game incident. NBC was trying to make her into the Next Big Realty TV train wreck. Thats what people want to see.They want to Laugh at celebs and their ridiculous studid lives. I sure do .It allows one to escape there otherwise normal existence. Thats why Paris Hilton is so Famous and thats why the Great Super Sassy Lisa Timmons loves the British cultural invasion

    Back to my point. over 30 000 people have watch Victoria Beckham’s show on YOUTUbe alone in the past 2 daysI don’t have the numbers from the views but i’m sure their just as high. The one thing that keeps coming up on boards and blog post comments is how nice and witty Victoria was. They were expecting something eles. I’m not sure what maybe a Dumb Blond ala Jessica Simpson or a Balls to the walls kind of lady ala Sharon Osbourne. Ether way they were pleasantly surprised they didn’t.

    Anything more then a 1 hour Special would have been boring and “to mush” due to it’s drawn out formalistic nature. If you want to see a more candid realty show about the Beckhams you should check out this . It covers Victoria and David moving from London to Spain in 2003. She talks about the Paps, Her shopping Habits, She Stright irons her hair, Rolls around the floor with her kids and shows off her slighly hairy legs.

    Most peoples(including Lisa Timmons)problem with the show was the staged/scripted parts.Which had to be some American Network exec idea. It just clashed with Victoria Beckhams proper British style.

    From a PR standpoint the show did Great. With all the hype she has gotten with Victoria Bombed stories and the positive word of mouth from viewers going around the internet. I wouldn’t be surprises if the second airing of the show on Thursday gets twice as many viewers as it did on Monday during it’s first airing. More importantly it showcased Victoria Beckham is a positive light. Which was the point of her doing the show in the first place. So score one for Victoria beckham.

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