A Little Intro...Their films and (excuses for) television programmes are simply detestable. Quite frankly, these movies and shows have no plots whatsoever. Oops! My bad...they DO have a plot. One plot that is shared amongst ALL of their pathetic attempts at Box Office smashes. It gives media geniuses/filmmakers/scriptwriters/future film producers such as myself a very bad name. It really is cringeworthy. To the Olsens, the public, and to those of us who are studying to become filmmakers and suddenly think of having to work upon a project such as 'Getting There.'
It is about time I chose to sit down, relax and actually make a post in this community seeing as I like it so much. In actual fact, I came from the other anti-Olsen community by the name of Anti MKA (anti_mka if anybody wishes to join). Little did I know that there was another community running of the same interest. So, basically; Heya! I am briefly going to tell you my reasons for being here, and the many reasons as to why I hate the Olsens. Actually, hate is too nice a word. Despise. Yes. It has a better ring to it.
Very well, so I despise the Olsens. I really do. Though I like to think of myself as rather professional, and I therefore choose to back up my opinions and give reasons when I have made a specific judgement. Any person can say, 'Yeah, I hate them. They're rubbish.' (Or perhaps something more offensive yet still along those lines). But with regards to personal taste, I prefer to give a more meaningful view.
I posted an introductory entry like this when Anti MKA was set up, so I do apologise if you have read something alike in the past. Also, I am probably saying when a thousand other people have already said, so apologies again (yes, that IS what the Olsens do to you. They are so annoying and repetative that everybody notices these things and hates them.) So, here I go.
Their range of clothing and make-up is utterly atrocious. The denim garments look scruffy (refer to the 'Derelict' scene in Zoolander) and I would NEVER dress any of my own kids in such rubbish. I do hold proof of the terror, in that my mother works at Asda (Walmart in US) and she has always seen that the clothing never seems to sell. No normal mother wants her lovely girl(s) wearing such trash, I presume.
Prior to that above fact, their dolls have remained on sale at Asda for months. There were hundreds left in the sale on Asda's shelves ages after the Christmas period. Obviously are not must-haves, then.
Moving away from their hideous products now, and onto their even more hideous shows. Personally I refrain from watching them whenever possible, though with younger sisters at home continuously watching childrens' channels, I could not help but watch episodes of 'Two of a Kind'. I was sickened (as expected) but in more ways than one. I was shocked to see these two young blonde twins portrayed as dumb, boy-mad young sluts who proceeded to dress and talk in each episode as though they were nineteen years of age, but in all honesty simply looked like ten-year-olds dressed up.
They probably WERE ten-year-olds at the time of filming that heap of garbage.
In each show, and every movie, the girls are so obviously young, yet their lives are focused upon kissing boys, dating boys, cute boys, nice boys shopping, outfits that look 'so totally cute' and boys in general. It really is disgraceful and since seeing that show I have always been appalled at the sight of their hideously dolled-up faces.
Now I do admit to being old-fashioned with regards to youngsters. Maybe it is my own fault. I was brought up with discipline and a desire to retain class. I was taught to read as soon as I was able to pick up a book. I was reading all kinds of literature through my very early childhood whilst penning stories, poems and Press Pack articles. I hardly watched television and rarely do now. I chose to draw, and play with art and craft sets and never ever showed an interest in dressing up fashion dolls. (Baby dolls and toy household appliances are society's way of turning young girls into housewives an mothers, but that is a completely different matter.)
Anyhow, I was never interested in boys. Or fashion. Or speaking as though I had no brain in my head whatsoever. I would recommend programmes such as The Worst Witch, where [English] children are taught to speak properly with correct grammar etc, and to show how NOT to act in front of others if you want to keep some dignity.
I have grown up. I have SEEN for myself those girls who are so alike to Mary-Kate and Ashley. I have seen how they've grown up thinking they are 'so totally cute', their lives of fashion and good looks circling the high school boys. And do you know what has happened to each and every one of them?
They became pregnant at an early age, their 'cool' lives of vanity and cheerleading taken away from them and any aspirations these brainless whores may once have had, vanished forever. When me, the 'geek', is going to University to be a broadcast journalist with my own casting agency.
And it happens all the time. At Anti MKA we seemed to get a lot of anonymous posters, preaching their love for the twins and accusing us of what seemed like Sadism. But from their lack of capital letters and full stops, correct spelling and complete brains altogether, it is simple to see what will eventually happen to these brainwashed boy-mad bimbos.
*Takes a deep breath* But no, I have not finished yet. But I like to assume that this is a community in which I can let all of my bad feelings out. I have had somewhat of a stressful day, so quite frankly I deserve it.
Basically, I have hated the twins since I first saw them. They are NOT good role models for young teenage girls and I do not see how they can ever think that they will be. They bring forward the wrong kind of attitude. I mean, if it HAS to be pink and cute, then go for Barbie. She is pretty, blonde, has one steady boyfriend, has playsets in which she can be seen working in many different jobs (pilot, fashion designer, movie star, horse-rider, babysitter for twenty-odd kids (if the common girls of society need something to aspire to, that is) and many more). She goes shopping, but works for it. Heh. And she stars in computerised ballet movies. What more could a little girl want...
As for 'Two of a Kind' and all of that other pointless garbage, then basically they can just f*** off my screen. I refuse to pay a TV license for those little cows to dominate my TV with shouts of, 'That is sooooooo cool, Ashley!' 'Yeah, like that guy is like, sooo totally hot Mary-Kate! *Five-hour giggle*'. I much prefer shows like 'Taina' (which remains on Nickelodeon, the same channel as 'Two of a Kind', if I recall correctly. Taina is talented, goes to stage school, has aspirations and goals AND a brain, and the show is funny.
Oh, and did I mention the overuse of CANNED LAUGHTER in Two of a Kind?
Mary Kate: 'Oh Ashley, that's like, SOOO cool!'
*[Recorded] audience laughs hysterically*
Really...that quote was so funny....I almost wet myself laughing there... *Snore*
As a budding producer/scriptwriter/all things media myself, I do pity the writers of the Mary-Kate and Ashley movies and series' who never seem to give any plot at all. What is saddening, is the fact that the writers never look into reality. Teenage viewers always need somebody to aspire to, which is why they watch teen shows and movies as escapism. This is also why they use airbrushing techniques. We do not want to see teens with physical imperfections; that would be too like real-life. That is understandable. But when it comes to defining the characters in terms of background and personality, that is a different matter. And in EVERY mary-Kate and Ashley show or movie (I could say the same for Lizzie McGuire but Hilary Duff at least has a likeable personality which reflects nicely in the show/movie) they ALWAYS play the same roles which are so untrue of real life. Their 'characters' (or should I say, 'name changes in each film') are always:
Pretty (Or try to be, owing to the makeup department.) They always seem to be the perfect ones whom all of the guys fancy (despite the fact that their young roles should not even be devoting their time looking for boys in the first place) or are voted the prettiest in their class or something along those lines.
The popular ones. With I'm-a-really-nice-and-charitable attitudes. When really girls like that...well, AREN'T like that.
From a highly wealthy social background, and live in a huge house.
Are clever (though this portrayal does not really work very well).
Have enough clothing to wear a different outfit every day of the year, by the seems of it.
Oh, okay. They cannot possibly be that perfect, say the scriptwriters. Throw in a dead parent or something to make them seem like a normal person with faults.
But seriously. It gets boring, and it gets boring at a rapid pace. I know for a fact that not every girl in America is like that. Why cannot the prettiest girl in school be working-class? Or the head cheerleader be black? Or maybe, just maybe, one of the background extras could be obese? Or is that asking too much...
I give up. Sometimes, I really do. I know that many may say that I am pathetic for wasting my time writing about my hatred if I dislike them so much. But I am a critic. That is what I do. If little Olsen-followers actually understand what a critic is, for that matter.
Mary-Kate and Ashley (who calls a child Mary-Kate anyway??) have faces which simply need to be slapped. They cannot act at all. I would pay anything to wipe those smirks off their faces. And the overused make-up.
I have had my say, and you are probably pleased. But I will definately be writing more of my Olsen death-wishes soon enough. In advance, I am entirely sorry for any typing errors that you may come across. I type tremendously fast when I have a lot to say, and I do not wish to do a read-through at this moment in time.
Before I leave, I must issue a warning. However tempted you are in the near future to actually watch an Olsen show or movie just to see how pathetic they are, then do not. One word: RATINGS. When you watch, they know you are watching. And they will put on more and more Mary-Kate and Ashley. Forever. So, whatever you do, please switch off.
I can breathe calmly again now. Thank you for your patience.