Hey here’s something ironic:
So Russia and Ukraine both have versions of a reality show called “Pacanki” (”Tomboys”) where basically they gather a bunch of young women (some of whom are “tomboys” in the sense that they break traditional gender norms, some of whom have serious problems with addictions and risky behaviors, etc.) All of them somehow don’t fit the mold for “proper young women.” The show is supposed to turn them into “proper ladies” (typical competition show format, one contestant leaves each week, one winner gets a prize). As you might expect, both shows are filled to the brim with gender norms, heteronormativity, sexism, etc.
Another detail: many of the contestants (probably about half) are openly queer. The Ukrainian version actually mentions this in the show (the Ukrainian version is somewhat less heteronormative in general). In the Russian version, any mentions of LGBTQ identity are edited out (there’s a law against “gay propaganda” in Russia), but the contestants speak about their sexuality on their individual platforms anyway, so it’s not really a secret. Anyway, after the show, most contestants gain a significant social media following, where they speak openly about being LGBTQ, about their experiences with queer romance, about homophobia, etc. And most of them continue to break gender norms after the show.
The irony is that a show entirely centered around gender norms and heteronormativity ended up being one of the biggest sources of representation for queer and gender non-conforming women in the Russian-speaking world. And honestly, no one really takes the “proper lady” stuff seriously- not even the more conservative viewers. From what I can observe from the social media following of the show, it has had the reverse effect; it exposed a more conservative audience to queer celebs and challenged their biases, and it provided many queer Russian-speaking women with celebs that represent them (okay, maybe “celebs” is an exaggeration, but considering how few openly queer Russian celebs there are, it is still significant).
Anyway, I just find it ironic and kinda cool that a show intended to restrain and disparage queer and gender non-conforming women and push for traditional gender norms ended up having the exact opposite effect!
Edit: P.S I should mention that I mainly got interested in the show bc I have a massive crush on one of the contestants. Her name is Ksenia Milas and this is her:
It’s been a few years since her season. She now hosts her own show on the same channel (as far as I’m aware, she’s the only openly lesbian tv show host in Russian tv history).
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Juan Fernando Lozada Zúñiga
aka: Fernando Lozada
Professional athlete, industrial designer, former MTV’s “Acapulco Shore” participant.
Juliette Freire, do BBB 21, ultrapassa 10 milhões de seguidores
A participante do BBB 21, ultrapassou a marca de 10 milhões de seguidores no Instagram. A sister é a única participante desta edição a alcançar essa marca e a primeira a atingir o número ainda durante o confinamento. A advogada também está perto de atingir um milhão de seguidores no Twitter.
“10 milhões de seguidores no insta. Que sonho bom de viver acordado! Um abraço e obrigada a cada um de…
Welcome to everybody’s favorite non-existent reality show:
Love, Sims and Juicy Drama
Where the love is fake, the Sims are fake, but the drama… Is very real.
In this show, we will be putting eight Sims from unique walks of life (as long as they’re all rich and beautiful) into a mansion together where they have to find their true love without getting destroyed by their rivals!
Here is a sneak peak of this season’s contestants: (all ripped from the gallery and altered until I vibed with them)
Introductions will be coming soon, but please feel free in the meantime to let me know which contestants you think are the best and who you think will end up together.
MC Loma chora ao pedir mutirão para eliminar Karol Conká
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Mas não pensa que ela chorou pela permanecia da rapper na disputa. Ela quer que a Karol Conká seja eliminada através do mutirão que planeja…
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Toba soon gets involved in a power tussle going on in the school, struggling not to get lost in the sea.
All the interactions the students have slowly unmasks the darkness, pain,…
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The final episode of season 14 of India’s most popular reality show Bigg Boss was aired yesterday in which the winner of the show was actress Rubina Dilaik.
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PC: Indian Media
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“I understand why they won’t (i wouldn’t either 😆) but I wish Hanson
would have a reality show about music and families. It would be very
entertaining. Maybe a youtube version so they can control the editing.
Hey, a girl can dream.“
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Since 2013, all thirteen original episodes have been available for full viewing on YouTube at no charge.
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