Molly: Did you see the episode where they were swimming with the pigs? When I was watching "The Women Tell All" [the late-season episode in which eliminated contestants discuss their experiences] the other night, I was thinking “they're embarrassed”, but they're also totally excited to get another moment to be there to talk about themselves. Tegan: At first I really liked Jamie, and I also really like Jubilee. Sara: The episode where they kick [Olivia] off, where [ Ben] dumps her. OK, she's friendlier, but it doesn't mean anything but that she has lowered expectations.
I met up with noted reality TV fans (and indie-pop stars) Tegan and Sara Quin at SUR to discuss ? Like the fantasy date at the end where they clearly have sex but can't talk about it. Molly: I enjoy it as a group psychology experiment. Molly: They're all the perfect level of wanting to be famous. Every time they come onscreen, everyone at my party laughs.
Sara: When my girlfriend and I started dating, one of my her prerequisites for moving in with me was that I had to get cable so that we could watch Bravo. " to "That is the stupidest show." I love participating in things that aren't just universally loved or hated. Tegan: We were out on tour when I was [binge-watching reality tv], and one of my questions is, is it sad to sit and watch this TV alone? We're doing with friends, and it's my first time watching it. Tegan: I get really hung up thinking about what people watching it are feeling and experiencing. You really understand why people get so crazy in confined quarters competing for something they can't all have. Like, they all want to be reality TV stars, so you don't feel like they're being exploited. The other funniest thing is listing people as "unemployed." Like why did they do that to that poor girl?! Molly: But you're the is the best." Sara: I'm all for absorbing and analyzing things that a lot of people like.
It was really lovely to see that record have such a wonderful place in music.
Look, it’s not like a Taylor Swift superstardom that the record maybe world would have garnered for her in a different world.
I was actually in the room with Tegan when I was writing a bunch of that song.