Hip Tips (Thu., Dec. 19, ’09)
He’s buff, has orange skin, and wears tight-fitting or little clothing. (“Sun’s out, guns out, bro!”) He pouts for the cameras, has spiked hair, and likes to pump his fist to techno music at clubs. (“Totally killing it!”) He is a de facto member of perhaps the most loathed subculture in the United States. But is there more to the average Guido than utter ridiculousness? MTV will try to provide some answers. On Thu., Dec 3, at 9 p.m., the pop-culture lifestyle channel will premiere Jersey Shore, a docu-soap about eight young adults, all Guidos and Guidettes, living in a summer share in Seaside Heights, N.J., a popular hot spot. MTV follows them as they “juggle work, love, nightlife, friendship, and the drama that ensues.” In the end, MTV says, “viewers see that there is more to these tan and buff individuals than hair gel.”
One thing about Guidos that everyone seems to love making fun of is their unconscious homoeroticism. I’m sure that I’m not the only person who notices the suggestive hand gesture at :15 in the trailer below.
COOL NEW(-ISH) SONGS
“Olympic Airways,” Foals: twee indie-rock from Oxford, England.
“A-Punk,” Vampire Weekend: twee indie-rock from Brooklyn, New York.
“Mountain Man,” Crash Kings: painistic, slightly douchebaggy rock from L.A.