While liberals scream about the right’s “war on women,” their hypocrisy is more than evident. ABC is running its second show this season with the word “bitch” in the title, and there’s only silence from the exquisitely sensitive feminists so aghast at Rush Limbaugh’s comments about left-wing activist Sandra Fluke.
Where is the left’s outrage over “GCB,” short for “Good Christian Bitches,” and for “Don’t Trust the B- in Apt. 23?” Surely, branding women as “bitches” should spur the feminists to action in droves. It hasn’t.
But if a show savages Christians, or is self-consciously “edgy” or “transgressive,” it’s left flank is secure.
“Don’t Trust the B- In Apt. 23” falls into the latter category. Within 36 seconds the pilot showed resident “bitch” Chloe (Krysten Ritter) having sex with her roommate June’s (Dreama Walker) fiancé on June’s birthday cake.
The sitcom was reviewed as witty and clever by several publications, and what’s more hilarious than the corruption of children? In the pilot, Chloe gives alcohol to a 12-year-old, who then proceeds to get drunk.
The rest of the pilot’s plot was a predictable litany of dysfunction, amorality and tired “outrageousness.” Chloe’s backstabbing romp with June’s fiancé turned out ok because he was already cheating on her with another woman. Chloe just saved her from a disastrous marriage.
The characters masturbate, walk around naked, stiff bartenders, throw the word “bitch” around five times and insult Christians (Chloe explained she once made a rap at a Christian camp called “Jesus is my n-word.”)
The cast praised the “edginess” of the show in an interview with Entertainment Weekly magazine. Ritter said, “There’s no way I could play any other role. In the pilot alone, I’m selling drugs, I’m in a rap-music video, I have a switchblade, and I’m naked. For me there was no question.”
Sex, drugs, bad language and rotten behavior on a TV show? Wow, that is edgy.