Once upon a time, Poison frontman Bret Michaels was looking for love in the Celebreality world. Between the flying plates and punches being thrown, the drama made Love & Hip Hop Atlanta look like Masterpiece Theatre.In the years that have passed the ladies have all but disappeared from the pop culture landscape.Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.brought a hilarious take to dating competition series.The show closely resembles its sister show Flavor of Love.The first season featured 25 women competing to be Michaels' girlfriend.What is surprising, to me at least, is that the show's finale managed to both promote and condemn female sexuality AT THE SAME TIME. Suffice it to say, the show casts Bret Michaels as an object of rock 'n' roll desire, and Taya and Mindy were the final two women competing to be his "Rock of Love" (commence eye-rolling… In order to get to know the women as best he could before making his final choice, Bret took each one of them out one last solo dinner date.Mindy, the midwestern sweetheart who Bret feared was prone to mood swings (another stereotype for your bingo card), chose to spend the night in Bret's room at the end of the date and they presumably had sex. However, the show framed Mindy as a total slut for giving it up to Bret, and in the end he chose the virtuous Taya to be the bandana to his hair extensions instead of Mindy.
Some of the challenges were based on situations that they might encounter if chosen to be Michaels' girlfriend.
(You thought they had already broken all of the available ground and then some, didn't you?
) This season of Rock of Love Bus kicked off with some vagina shots on top of a bar, so it shouldn't surprise us that it ended with some sex and gender weirdness as well. I will spare those of you non-fans the details of the show's premise and what happened prior to the finale, but if you are so inclined you can find most of that info here.
I didn't like it, but at least it was pretty straightforward and the women were being honest about their sexual desires (even if, to me, those desires seemed misplaced).
I think that's why I feel so grossed out by the insidious sexual morality tale of the finale, because the reason I've been drawn to Rock of Love Bus is that (up until now) it's been one of the few shows on television that didn't ask women to apologize for our sexuality.