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Feb 3, 2010

Bad Girls Club

Don't let that title scare you: I'm not going to talk about Bad Girls Club the reality show...although I could. I could because I watch it, which is something I'm perhaps a little bit ashamed of, but on the other hand I don't care. The show, which throws seven generally horrible women in a house together for...well, I guess no good reason, really, is pretty much a display of womanhood (or perhaps humanity) at its worst. It's also a prime example of the poor state of television today, how creative, thought-provoking shows are tossed by the wayside to make way for "real life" programs where people act like jerks.

Then again, Bad Girls Club is thought-provoking in a Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom sort of way. I watch and I wonder what I would do if I were suddenly thrust into their den of debauchery. They'd all put on their...things that can't possibly qualify as dresses and go out to get tanked for the 14th night in a row, while I'd decline to stay home and watch Cathy's Curse, followed up by a few hours of playing Dragon Age (hurr hurr I'm an elf mage!), followed up by an issue or two of old Uncanny X-Men. They'd yell at me and threaten to beat me up, and I'd remind them that I'm old and I'm a nerd, and then I'd cry. I can't relate to these women on any level whatsoever, and thus Bad Girls Club is one of the 4 or 5 shows I watch. Judge me if you will!

Holy crap, I said I wasn't going to talk about the reality show, and then I totally did. I lied! Gasssssp, maybe I am a Bad Girl after all!

What I really meant to talk about, though, is this week's column at AMC by moi truly, wherein I offer up a list of ten of my favorite She-Creatures and Bad Girls and Villainessesssess of Horror. I tried to think a little bit outside the box and throw some different names around, but not TOO outside the box because that's scary. Enjoy!

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8 comments:

Chicken Wire, the Harbinger of Heavenly Annotation said...

Demons is such an awesome movie, I don't know what else to say.

whatever1964 said...

When you're bad, you're better....
BTW, my verification word was "whobad". Creepily prescient....

spazmo said...

Weird, they won't let me sign in over at the AMC blog, but cool list. Medusa was awesome, wasn't she?

Why are they bothering with a Titans remake, when they could write a brand new script and call it "Clash of the Gorgons"? There's still at least two of 'em left, according to some ancient Greek sources - Stheno (the forceful) and Euryale (the far-roaming). Both are said to be immortal so they wouldn't be pushovers for anyone with a pocket mirror.

Imagine a movie where all the gods, heroes and monsters of Homeric tradition had to ally themselves with one of the remaining Gorgons and her respective army, and then there's a huge stop-motion battle with Harpies and Sirens and Furies tearing each other's faces off. Like the Trojan War meets the animated intro to Mortal Kombat's Armageddon.

Amd then imagine NO CGI, NO robot owls, and NO ridiculously modest knee-length togas. Just good old fashioned pepla all the way!

Sarah from Scare Sarah said...

Yes, very freaky-deaky.

Andy said...

Loved the list but, my oh my, where is Virginia, the lustful deadly inbred degenrated Lolita of "Spider Baby"? Surely the only reason she didn't make it was...oh no...no it simply can't be...Oh, Stacie Ponder, tell me you've seen "Spider Baby" in all it's mad glory????

Stacie Ponder said...

Spazmo, I was just thinking the other day that the world really needs a good Medusa movie. The more Gorgons the better, however! I'm sure some P.O.S. attempt will pop up on SyFy one of these days.

Andy, I have indeed seen it, and I figure it's about time I actually wrote about it. Soon! But yes, she'd be a great addition...

megan s said...

i love the bad girls club! you should totally talk about it! and if you and i were in the house together, then all the girls would hate us cuz i'd do the same thing you would haha.

whitney said...

Wow! I just watched Demons for the first time last night! That girl was rad...especially when her scratch started pulsing. I always like bad girls just before the turn into worse girls.