We often tend to think that the best era for trash culture was sometime in the middle of the Twentieth Century. An era where there were a lot of 25 cent paperbacks with gun-toting lesbians on their covers, plus drive-in movies, stag films, cheap comics and weird burlesque shows. And so on. But actually, the pinnacle of trash culture is right now. We’re living in the best era for pulpy disposable culture right at this moment. Future generations will look back on the early 2010s with a caustic, adoring envy. Why is 2012 the best time ever to love pulp trash? Because we’re witnessing two things: the death spasms of old media, and the unruly birth of new media, at the same time. And both of these phenomena are unloading huge bounties of trash. You’re lucky to be alive at a time like this. Advertisement Top image: Team Alcide by ~PowlaM on Deviant Art Actually, I’m tempted to say that you only need two words to explain why today is the pinnacle of trash culture: “reality TV.” The makers of Lost, Lonely and Vicious could not even have imagined Bad Girls Club or Jersey Shore. Or Bridezillas, or any of… Read full this story
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