Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sex and sado in "Rock of Love" promo

Just what we need, more “Rock of Love” from VH1. This time the women aren’t vying to be Bret Michaels’ rock pet but, with the help of Headmistress Sharon Osbourne, cleaning up their act, learning manners and trying to ditch their “rebellious” ways. Note the full-page promo pitching "Charm School" that recently appeared in People. Osbourne threatens to paddle “bad” contestants dressed in hyper-sexed schoolgirl uniforms—an obvious blend of sadomasochism and pornographic themes. This ads is over the top in many respects, especially considering that it ran in a publication that reaches a huge chunk of middle America.