It ain’t for the sewing, that’s for sure.
Season 4 looks to be the MOST drama-filled season of Project Runway yet, and already we’re hearing grumblings from the fans. When so many of them say that they “don’t watch the show for the drama,” we tend to think they’re kidding
themselves. We DEFINITELY watch the show for the drama.
Oh, we watch it for the clothes and for the models and to watch talented people struggle to make something beautiful and/or
powerful. We watch it for Tim and Heidi and Nina and Michael. We watch it for montages in Mood and artificial deadlines and skirts made out of ferns and over-the-top personalities. But what keeps us coming back week after week (and what keeps the majority of the public coming back) are those delicious moments of drama. The plotting, the meltdowns, the personality clashes and power struggles, the backstabbing and bitchslaps.
We’re not going out on a limb here by saying that we love to talk about fashion. But if Project Runway was JUST about fashion design, it really wouldn’t be all that fun to watch. There’s only so many ways to say “I hate that dress” before it gets old. But does “Man, that Wendy is such a BITCH!” ever get old, darlings? Really?
Sure, we hate it when the producers go out of their way to manipulate things too much (e.g., bringing the mothers in) or when posers figure out that being a total jerk to the other designers will ensure more air time (e.g., Jeffrey, Santino) but we’ve been hearing through the grapevine for some time now that this latest crew is nothing but a bunch of drama queens and fame whores and honeys, we don’t know about you, but we are DYING for the season to start so we can sink our claws in.
Sure, if the show was NOTHING BUT drama, we’d have no interest because it wouldn’t be any better than 95% of the reality shows out there, but it’s that combination of talent, fabulosity and unbridled bitchery that makes it so damn appealing.
Admit it, you love it too.