has a nice article by Heather Havelesky.
My favorite quote: " But look, let's not jump to conclusions. Maybe these girls are just exercising their power by strutting their stuff. Maybe some of them are post-feminist scholars and they're subverting the dominant paradigm of objectification by taking ownership of the terms and symbols of the whore and repurposing those terms and symbols in deeply empowering ways... you know, like by imitating the storefront prostitutes of Amsterdam."
I was subjected to the first two episodes by the tweener in the house. Well, 1.5, we closed down the second hour half-way through.
Unlike the Mad Dolls and Cherry Pops, these groups are pure explotation. There is no control of the women, they are just trading their soul for a shot at being the next Li'l Kim.
In some ways this is worse that Flavor Fav's recent shows. His premise was up front and honest about the explotation (how many times can I hook up on cable television) and it was pretty clear that the contestants were as committed to using him as he was of using them.