This is real, not fiction
I am by no means a big reality tv fan, but I watch it. I have posted previously about being sucked into American Idol. I will admit to watching the Survivor Finale shows. And, God help me, I watched The Bachelor finale last month.
If you have watched these shows, you have probably experienced hatred for some of these folks. You wish that Susan would have just shoved a spear right through Richard. That the spurned woman on The Bachelor had stopped crying and said, "That's it, if I can't have him, no one can." Then we would watch her take a Glock out of her handbag, get out of the limo and leave stud boy laying in a pool of blood and roses.
Wish no more. The ultimate reality series has been made. It's out on video right now. Go to the store and rent Series 7 : The Contenders. You can also rent this at netflix.
Follow the adventures of the winner of Series 5 and 6, Dawn, the eight months pregnant woman with 10 kills. She needs to kill the five opponents in Series 7 to get to keep her baby. This has all of the trappings of the reality shows we are all used to, like the personal interviews, the emotional conflicts and the hype between "episodes."
This film was made in 2000, before the Survivor phenomenon hit, so some of the over-the-top nature of the show is lost because we are seeing these kind of tricks in 2002. There are some manipulations by the "producers" in the movie that foreshadow the cruelty of some of the newer shows, like "Joe Millionaire." In January, Fox will con a bunch of single ladies into thinking some wage earner is worth $50 million. That's entertainment!
If you liked Pulp Fiction and Heathers, you will enjoy this movie.
If you like this movie, you will love "Battle Royale"