Last night I couldn’t find a Criminal Minds to watch and wasn’t the least bit tired so I was flipping through the channels. The History Channel didn’t have anything about aliens on (best I could tell from the titles), the food like channels looked boring, and I had caught up on my Franklin & Bash, Rizzoli & Isles, Cover Affair, and Suits. (Don’t judge, I don’t sleep well, I have to entertain myself somehow.) How sad is that?
Then I came across the Virgin Diaries. If you don’t know about this show, let me tell you about it. TLC has decided that it’s a brilliant idea to find people who are willing to tell the world that they’re virgins (18 and over with an unusual story) and profile them. Why? I don’t know either, but I can tell you that last night Sue and I were sure glad they did!
You kind of have to watch it to really see the full picture of just what a hot mess this show is, but I’ll share three of my thoughts from last night’s show. (If you can’t catch it when it’s on, check OnDemand if you have it.)
- “Holy crap this mother is way too into her daughter’s sex life” – Seriously, Patrice (who wasn’t a virgin, but her brand spankin new husband Dan was before their wedding night), her mom was WAY too excited about her daughter having sex. Actually this is a very sweet couple who other than Dan’s age (36), him getting waxed and a few other small things, seemed like a pretty normal story. Well his age and Patrice’s mom. CREEPY.
- “I’m pretty sure that no one cares that their 41 year old friend is a virgin” – Michelle hosted a “formal” dinner party to announce to her friends that she was a virgin. She got a giant cherry cake and everything. Seriously, a cake shaped like a giant cherry. Yum cake. ANYWAY. Her friend Gerald was telling her how attractive a virgin is to him. He’s so trying to snatch her V-card. I’m not sure how, but it seems Michelle forgot to have sex. Huh. I’m pretty sure that either her therapist made her do this or she thought she might get some V-Card snatchin’ action.
- “Haha fish tacos on a virgin lesbian first date” – Ok, I know this one was crass, but the 16 year old boy humor in me couldn’t resist when the third virgin, Julie, took her “special friend” (that’s how they designed her on the show, quotes and all!) to a picnic in the park by the river. She brought fish tacos and other munchies and they had a lovely day. (By the way, Julie is in her late 20s and also a lesbian. She considers herself to be a “super special unicorn”.) After the picnic of fish tacos, they went to sword fighting lessons. At first I was confused by this, lesbians don’t have swords! Then I saw that they were actually playing with light sabers and actually sword fighting. I want to take light saber sword fighting lessons!
Again, I’m not sure why people care about other people’s virginity or why they’d announce it one way or another. I didn’t have a party when I lost mine (although it was at a party so maybe that counts?) Sue and I were wondering if we missed out on an opportunity for cake and presents.
By the way, if you think my thoughts on this show are a hot mess, you should watch the show itself. We’ll be tuning in again next week for more hot mess virgin action.