Cinema: True Visions of False Realities

Two clever new films offer fresh insight into our fascination with tabloid journalism and voyeur TV

It doesn't take much, you will have noticed, to become famous these days. Eating a rat or sticking a pig on Survivor is enough to get you talked about around the water cooler the next morning. If someone should ever actually get laid by an insignificant other on Temptation Island 2, that would doubtless do the trick too. We tune in to "reality TV" in hope of seeing one or more of our fellow citizens degrade themselves for (mostly) short money and (very) momentary fame. Watching these shows, we shake our head wryly: What are we coming to? Where will it...

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