Monday, October 9, 2017

"I feel like a whore!"

No, not me...

I could never feel like a whore.  However, apparently Abby Lee Miller of the Lifetime show, Dance Moms, apparently said she feels like a whore because a bunch of her dance students left.  Abby Lee Miller, for your information, is currently serving a year and a day in prison for bankruptcy fraud.  Under those circumstances, I can kind of see why her students decided to leave.  How can Abby Lee teach dance if she's sitting in the slammer?

Actually, I'm not sure why people flocked to her in the first place.  She does not exactly epitomize the stereotypical dance teacher with her zaftig figure and penchant for bellowing out orders at people.  She doesn't seem like a very pleasant person.  Somehow, she's managed to produce good dancers that win at competitions, despite the fact that she's not exactly a paragon of grace herself.

I'm not sure what about this situation makes Abby Lee Miller feel like a whore.  What is whorish about losing your dancers to the competition because you're going to prison?

I have to admit, I had a good laugh when I read the headline for the story that attracted me to news of Abby Lee Miller's plight.  I could just imagine her saying it, her voice full of dread.

From what I've read, Abby Lee Miller isn't faring so well in prison.  Apparently, she doesn't get very many visitors at the Victorville prison in California.  Seems to me, whores make their living by entertaining visitors.


Abby Lee Miller gets called a "whore" by one of the dance moms...  Is that why she feels like a whore now?

I will admit that I used to watch Dance Moms when it first started.  I guess it was kind of a trainwreck thing.  I was attracted to the craziness of it.  But then when we left the States, I quit paying attention to the show.  I see it's still as weird as it's ever been.

I don't know what will happen to Abby Lee Miller when she gets out of prison.  Maybe she'll bounce back Martha Stewart style.  It'll be interesting to see that.  


An early scene from when the show first started.  Abby Lee doesn't seem too crazy in this scene.  Instead, mom Cathy is a little nutty.

Hmm...  maybe I should watch the reruns of this show.  It could be fun viewing while Bill is out of town next week.    


On the other hand, this is pretty creepy.


And supposedly ripped off of this.

2 comments:

  1. I really don't know how true it is, but I've read that the competitions in which Abby Lee Miller's students have participated were typically created for the show. she obviously must have some skill as a teacher and her students must have some talent as dancers or the network probably would not have chosen her for their reality program, but I'm not sure it's entirely realistic.

    seriously, she's so mean to the kids and their mothers (and some of those mothers are pieces of work as well) that i don't understand why any parents would sign their children on with her unless there's a major paycheck involved.

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    1. I think I read her studio was started by her mother and Abby took it over when her mother could no longer run it. I think she does the choreography, too. However, I remember from the first season, she had one girl doing a dance called “La Queefa”, which seemed really offensive.

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