Monday, January 25, 2010

Open Letter to SPIKE TV


Pictured Above: Single scariest shot in all of American cinematic history (courtesy of Deliverance)

25 January 2010

To Whom It May Concern:

I might have respected your decision to edit out the notorious and narratively integral rape scene in last night's cable broadcast of John Boorman's classic 1972 story of white bourgeois masculinity in crisis were it not for the fact that you are the same network that brought the world a little "show" called Manswers and a little segment on said show that culminates in a man firing a gun at a breast implant in the name of answering the daft question: How much force is required to burst a fake boob? Obviously taste is not among your channel's top priorities, so why julienne a perfectly excellent film?

If I have overstepped my boundaries in issuing this letter because I am a woman viewing "TV for men," then I sincerely apologize.

Distracted Academic