Friday, January 4, 2008

How To Look Good Nekkid -- on Lifetime

Okay, I'm not a fan of makeover or reality shows, but the good review in the New York Times prompted me to take a look at Lifetime's new show premiering tonight at 9pm. How to Look Good Naked, based on the British show of the same name, pairs host Carson Kressley (from Queer Eye) with a woman who has a negative body image, and he then helps her overcome the self-loathing. Big job, thanks to the years of propaganda and conditioning that all women are in varying degrees aware of throughout their lives.

Kressley became the breakout star of Queer Eye a few years back because of his over-the-top personality, and frankly I'm sure that many of us had just about enough of him when that show was on top. However, he seems like he has a good heart (or can play like he has one on TV) and it makes HtLGN kind of sweet and I ended up liking it. If you're already a Size 0 and can't fathom why these curvy gals are even allowed to live then you might want to skip the show, but for the rest of us, I think we might be able to discover a little something and ease up, already, on ourselves.

Lifetime has made the first episode available online so if you don't catch it tonight do take a look at it here. The How to Look Good Naked website has lots of features which you might also want to explore at your leisure.

1 comment:

Jane said...

Carson Kressley is like Richard Simmons for the 21st Century. Except he's taller, cuter, nicer and twice as gay. You go Carson! There is always room in the reality television world for a compassionate fitness fanatic.