If you weren't around in the 1970's, you missed the birth of reality television, which took place on PBS, of all places, with "An American Family"
-- a documentary series about a California family which disintegrated during the course of the show. This was DECADES before the Gosselins imploded on national television.
But now that there is Nothing New Under the Sun and no more original concepts about which to make movies, and Kate Winslet is reduced to an HBO remake of Mildred Pierce
(in the Joan Crawford role -- do you feel old yet?) that very same HBO is, instead of re-running the real thing, doing a movie about the show
. Casting is underway, with Johnny Weir rumored to be auditioning for the role of Lance Loud, who came out on national television.
Labels: pop culture, television