Anyone that knows me at all knows that I'm a huge reality tv show junkie. I have been hooked since the first season of MTV's Real World in 1992. But what began as an interesting experiment about "7 strangers picked to live in a house..." and the interaction of the inhabitants based on their previous life experiences and environments seems to have morphed into a showcase for alcohol poisoning and three ways. BTW - I don't watch it anymore. Now that I'm old enough to have mothered most of the cast I feel more like a peeper than an intrigued viewer. My more sophisticated palette is now more inclined towards the likes of Project Runway, All on the Line and Betheney Ever After with an occasional side order of the Real Housewives of Disfunction. The folks at the Lifetime Channel, specifically Goodbye Pictures, are casting a spinoff of the hit show Project Runway called Project Accessory. They're looking for designers of jewelry,handbags, shoes, hats, belts...and "other" (?). This weekend they're in NYC. Now, does one head to the Big Apple to join the throngs of would be candidates to stand in line for many hours to be considered as the representative for the token middle-aged demographic or what? On the upside - there's the always thrilling experience of being in NYC, even just for the day - it's amazing. And of course - the possibility of actually being considered for the program is nice too. On the downside - there's getting there, there's getting home. There's the staggering odds of me being one of thousands of other designers hoping to cash in on their 15 minutes of fame. (Three other cities are also hosting casting calls over the next few weeks as well.) There's the 29! page application which feels suspiciously similar to an indenture servant contract.
"... you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?"