Sunday, May 31, 2009
Mary-Kate and Ashley and the ripping off of cool
I recognize that the Olsen twins have some sort of genius considering how much money they've made for themselves, but after paging through their book, "Influence", I don't think it's a genius composed of originality but of mass marketing. The book looks like it it was put together by someone who was pretending to be Andy Warhol but didn't really have the talent to pull it off. They pose with stars, they pose in polaroids with stars, they discuss what's so cool about each influential person they are posing with. It's the rape of cool....really.
Plus they remind me of troll dolls. I just had to get that off my chest.