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Livetweeting “The Bachelorette”: Join in on Twitter Mon. night

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 11th, 2010

UPDATE, July 13: Here’s a sample of last night’s livetweets of “The Bachelorette”:

@jennpozner: We begin as always: 6seasons of #Bachelorette +14seasons of #Bachelor: ALL 20 stars +most daters were white #RealityBitesBack

@jennpozner: Will #Bachelorette Ali end up with salsa-dancing Roberto Martinez? Answer’s in surname: in #Bachelorverse #MrRightMustBeWhite

@jennpozner: #Bachelor franchise IS bigoted;that’s what I meant RT @GeriJarvis Love some of yr thoughts but #MrRightMustBeWhite is bigoted. Roberto’s gr8

@jennpozner: @GeriJarvis I said earlier: of 6seasons of #Bachelorette +14seasons of #Bachelor: ALL 20 stars +most daters were white. #CastingBigotry

@jennpozner: Roberto’s dad grills #Bachelorette about giving up career if R. wants her2. She says they can team up both @ work &@ home #EgalitarianMoment

@jennpozner: Snarky tags re gender/race problems w/in #Bachelorette & #Bachelor are meant to expose–not reinforce–bias #TSA #TwitterServiceAnnouncement

@jennpozner: #MoreChrisHarrisonLies: “If u’d like 2b on the upcoming season..apply.” No need: ALL #Bachelorette stars were previously dumped on #Bachelor

@jennpozner: Some, but many=total unknowns. Message: women=extra desperate. RT @strawberrysgirl Aren’t Bachelors previously dumped on Bachelorette too?

@jennpozner: Only 3of14 #Bachelors previously dumped on #Bachelorette; rest=total unknowns. Yet 6of6 #Bachelorettes were dumpees. #PowerImbalanceFromJump

@jennpozner: Saves time when creepy factor is on surface: Kirk’s dad 2 #Bachelorette: “Would u like 2see my basement?” #TaxidermyIsTheNewRomance? #Run!

@jennpozner: @alirio 3of14 #Bachelors previously dumped on #Bachelorette; rest=unknowns. All 6of6 #Bachelorettes were dumpees. See http://amzn.to/dzo4R4

@jennpozner: Ha! RT @DamianTVGuideMg painful 2watch other guys &their families, knowing how much Ali wants Roberto 2throw a baby up in her #bachelorette

@jennpozner: “When Frank starts analyzing&questioning…things get iffy.”-Ali B/c cardinal rule in #Bachelorverse: #ThinkingAintSexy

@jennpozner: Re last tweet: #ThinkingAintSexy rule usually applies 2 women in reality TV universe. Tonight, a #Bachelorette dude faced it.

@jennpozner: One of best TV shows ever, bar none. You’ll ♥it. RT @kaysteiger confession: Just started watching Buffy 4 first time ever #latetotheparty

@jennpozner: #Bachelorette & #Bachelor structurally assures heartbreak: producers require stars 2lead daters on, even if they’d prefer 2b honest.

@jennpozner: #Truism RT @jenniferweiner When a guy describes dating you as a ’stressful ordeal,’ it doesn’t foreshadow a promising future. #bachelorette

@jennpozner: U r singing my song. See: http://amzn.to/dzo4R4 RT @luvwords it’s kind of what people get for trying 2 “find love” on a superficial tv show.

Quick hit: ever since completing Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV (available for pre-order now), I’ve been turning my critical analysis of reality TV into an interactive sport on Twitter.

So, join me as I livetweet ABC’s “The Bachelorette” tonight, 8-10pm EST. The more interesting the questions and comments I receive, the more fun the conversation will be. Come for the critical gender, race and class analysis of reality television — stay for the snarky hashtags.

Send your questions, comments, reactions and — especially — your wit to @jennpozner on Twitter, as I unravel reality TV’s most twisted and persistent fairy tale… in 140 characters at a time. Search for the #RealityBitesBack tag to follow some (though not all) of this conversation, and use that tag if you want others to be able to see your tweets.

To get a sense of the sort of thing you might expect, here’s a sample of some my livetweets from last week’s episode (not including conversations with other tweeters):

@jennpozner: 6seasons of #Bachelorette + 14seasons of #Bachelor: ALL 20 stars were white; so were most daters #RealityBitesBack

@jennpozner: Next: #Bachelorette “fairy tale date.” (”Well, Cinderella…get u ready 4the ball”) I cover this in #RealityBitesBack http://amzn.to/dzo4R4

@jennpozner: “I think I’m going 2b more of a worker.”-#Bachelorette Ali 2dude who divorced x-wife b/c she had a career. Dude: your ambition “tickles me.”

@jennpozner: Despite her supposed “ambition,” Ali quit her “dream job” and gave up her apartment to go on a TV-sponsored husband-hunt.

@jennpozner: “This is the most important thing I’m ever going 2do in my life.”-Ali, last week on #Bachelorette #LowestBarForLifeGoalEver? #StillDumb

@jennpozner: #Bachelorette producers failed 2score usual #FashionProductPlacement, b/c no princess ballgown 4 “fairy tale date.” #LowRentPrincess

@jennpozner: #ThingsThatWillNeverHappen: “Find out the whole truth, when #TheBachelorette returns.”-host Chris Harrison

@jennpozner: #Bachelorette dumps dude who divorced wife b/c she worked–clearly the reason why, yet editors omit Ali’s explanation.

@jennpozner: In contrast 2 #Bachelorette, when professional women are dumped on #TheBachelor, producers frame women’s ambition as reason 4lovelessness.

@jennpozner: #LIE: “Many people have found love on our show.”-#Bachelorette host. Truth: of 20 couples, 2wed, 17broke up (usually quickly)

@jennpozner: Chris Harrison, host of #Bachelorette & #Bachelor, is one of the smarmiest, most insincere people in all of television.

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