Who’s the Politician – Concept for a new Realty TV Show
A bit of culture, a bit of fun. There is a scandal brewing in Italy. It has been simmering for about 6 months. Last year photographs of beautiful showgirls sunbathing on a yacht of the shores of Ischia with several pepper gray haired men prancing around in bathing suits, too small for their prominent bellies and sagging behinds, appeared in the local newspapers. Surely these are kindly grandfathers taking their granddaughters on a weekend cruise in the warm Mediterranean Sea. Goodness they sure are friendly.
As the paparazzo scrutinizes his freshly developed photographs, he realizes he has hit the jackpot. The kindly grandfather is none other than very high level, married, politicians and the girls, object of the gentlemen’s attention, are showgirls, models and female TV announcers. The newspaper realizes the value of these photographs and immediately begins to investigate; dirt sells! The article is published. It does not create much drama. Italians are very understanding when it comes to sins of the flesh. A prosecutor reads the story and finds it somewhat unusual that all of the women had the same agent. This agent is very powerful.
The contorted mind of a prosecutor sees malice even in the kindness these grandfathers were displaying. He investigates further, formally interrogates a few of the models and opens an investigation against unknown individuals. Strangely enough the photographs do not allow a clear identification of the politician. The charges are of prostitution, instigation of prostitution, complicity in prostitution and extortion. Apparently the all-powerful agent would offer the young and budding actresses and models 5,000 Euro and a position in a weekly television show for a certain number of encounters with powerful people. Photographs were then taken and held for just the right moment. The girls now famous or the politician that needed to change his view on some legislation were targets of the power broker.
The investigation has taken on a life of its own rivaling a Greta Van Susteren TV trial. Strangely enough the models, the agent, and the showgirls have all been interrogated and fully scrutinized by the media but the powerful politicians still have not been completely identified. This sounds so familiar to what is happening here in the US as the DC madam is being tried for the same offenses but her personal agenda containing names, dates and personal phone numbers of her clients has been sealed by the courts. Thus a new concept in reality TV came to mind.
Let us forget the Britney Spears and Anna Smiths. Who cares if Madonna speaks with an English accent or which actor is checking into the various rehabs this week? We should stick the paparazzi on the politicians. Turn the television cameras on those touting ethics while molesting male pages. Think of the ratings and who knows, we may be able to answer the question: “Who’s the politician in the photograph?”
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