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TV Review: Sex Lies And Rinsing Guys, Channel 4

by | 16th, May 2012

LAST Night’s TV: Rinsing Guys Channel 4:

MANIPULATION for gain is not a modern invention. Snake Oil vendors flogged bottles of nothing to people with bold claims and got the fresh hell out of town before anyone could hand them their sorry arses. Advertising executives have manipulated people for years, but even they’d argue that they were providing some kind of tangible service to the world.

However, more brazen than a bagful of fighting parrots are the women featured in Sex Lies And Rinsing Guys Channel 4’s latest attempt to goad their entire audience into apoplectic rage about a group of people who are in no way indicative of people at large.

These gals, Danica, Hollie and Jeanette, go about their lives ostensibly exploiting needy, emotionally retarded men in exchange for hugely expensive watches (that somehow still look like something won at a fair) and terrifyingly ugly designer shoes. Now, to those crying “WHY, THAT’S MERE PROSTITUTION!”, you’d be a little off the mark and that’s because these ladies don’t even go to first base with their clients.

Of course, to a degree, all humans use their wily charms to attain certain things be it lending a tenner off someone, lying in a job interview or generally flirting with the boss in the hope of a payrise. However, the transaction that takes place isn’t usually one based on undiluted contempt for the other end of the bargain, which is what appears to be the case here.

Oddly, these three ladies (Danica somewhat less-so than Hollie and Jeanette) seem to have an astonishingly vile attitude toward men. Now, as …Rinsing Guys is a series, we may find out the dreadful personal reasons why that is, but until then, we can only go off the facts. And the facts are this these women think their subjects are stupid and, therefore, should be exploited at every turn. Men are not worth worrying about because, in their eyes, they deserve it. Of course, the irony here is that, if men are too stupid to notice they’re being manipulated, then, in turn, these girls are far too stupid to realise that they’re also being manipulated by Channel 4 into appearing on television and looking for all the world like greedy ogres. Naturally, the viewers is utterly manipulated by the edit and narrative arc of the show, but it is difficult to feel anything other than bilious rage when faced

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