Sunday, June 10, 2012

Art Appreciation with Francesca Eastwood

We all have weaknesses--mine is medicinal marijuana, pints of Ben and Jerry's, and brain-cell-murdering reality television.

Normally the more ridiculous the show the better, but recently I've reached my limit.

The show revolves around Clint Eastwood's wife, their daughters--Francesca and Morgan, and a boy-band full of grown-ass men that she somehow adopted. There's a few more people apart of Mrs. Eastwood's company, but I don't really care enough to Google anymore.

Anyway, this one-season-at-best reality show recently made waves when eldest daughter Francesca and her boyfriend/photographer/douchecanoe Tyler Shields destroyed a $100,000 Birkin bag for a photoshoot.

Enjoy The Soup's take on the Birkin burning.

Oh man, that was some edgy shit! An actor's kid and her boyfriend burned a bag worth more than most people's homes to make a point about consumerism or some shit. Deeeeep.

After watching the episode, some people were pissed. Real pissed. Death-threat pissed. Robbing your ass in a parking lot pissed. Twitter-trend pissed. However, Francesca brushed off the negative reactions as a lack of art appreciation. 

People don't understand art, she was quoted saying.

Hmm, that seems legit. I'm sure people just don't have as much understanding of art as the 19-year-old "model", who also happens to be the offspring of Dirty Harry.

Yep. That has to be it. 

It has nothing to do with the fact that most people are living in poverty, if they're lucky, and that some over-privileged brat and her toolbox boyfriend decided take a chainsaw to a $100,000 bag in the name of "art", but in all honestly it was just done to boost ratings on their shitty reality show.

Then these same favored "artists" have the fucking nerve to say that people (the same people who will eventually get your show cancelled, by the way) don't understand art. Well, maybe that is the case. Maybe people don't understand art enough to placidly allow the destruction of something that could feed thousands of people going to bed hungry. 

Art is a luxury that many are not afforded. 

But you're 19, Frannie, so we'll forgive you. Hopefully in a few years you'll look back and realize this was a bad decision.

But Tyler, your ass is 29. You should know better--artist or not. To be honest, this "art", it's been done. It's not shocking, it's just entitlement gone awry. 

Oh and T-Dawg, if your only intention was making art, then maybe you could take whatever money you received from these images and donate it to a high school in a low-income district, so they can keep their art program. Then maybe the next generation will have a better appreciation for whatever it is you're doing.

Just a thought. 


Elle said...

I enjoyed your little rant this morning. I mostly enjoyed the noun Douchecanoe. I will be using this mostly always from now on. Entitled brats are fuck wits and that is my opinion on the subject! Love Elle xo

Allie said...

Thanks! I'm glad you liked my rant and douchecanoe! But I think you're right, "fuck wits" is an excellent way to describe them also.

Shaneiferd said...

Your last paragraph is spot-on. I have no problem with the destruction of the actual bag, but the fact that they spent $100,000 on that purse in an era where many of my local school districts are eliminating their art programs because of funding...well, it honestly pisses me off. Art education is a huge hot-button topic for me, even though I'm a talentless loser. I love Clint Eastwood, but his daughter needs punched in the cooter.

Ally Gregory-Moore said...

I have seen previews for this show and I'm glad my bad tv watching self didn't get the best of me. I wish Clint Eastwood would slap her.

Allie said...

Shane- I'm digging the fact that you can speak eloquently about the defunding of art programs AND use the word cooter in the same paragraph. Wonderful!

Ally- The only way I would watch this show again would be if they televised Clint Eastwood slapping her.

MonsteRawr said...

This is one of those issues that I try really hard not to think about too much, because I'm so tired from working in an attempt to pay my rent that I don't have the energy to be pissed at the overindulgence of talentless people. But trying to say that your retarded overindulgence was because you sympathize with the plight of the poor? You might have well just taken a shit on their heads and then rubbed their faces in it.