Sex Pistols’ manager working on anti-Idol series “to choose the worst, not the best.”

Sex Pistols’ manager working on anti-Idol series “to choose the worst, not the best.”
If the creator and manager of The Sex Pistols has his way, there may be many more William Hungs invading our iPods. Malcolm McLaren is working with Granada to develop a series that would be the anti-Pop Idol. He says, “Pop Idol is people worship, and the alternative is to knock the idol off the altar: that is what the Sex Pistols did, and I would like to be the catalyst for it to happen again.” He also tells the Sunday Herald, “You have to choose the worst, not the best. One lesson is making the worthless valuable, then in making ugliness beautiful.”

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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