This show will only be my favourite thing for five minutes, but this blog is nothing if not up-to-the minute breaking news. Also, it’s never that.
Big Fat Gypsy Weddings
is a show on tv here. Frankly, the UK has good shows. But we would barely know it because we never turn our tv on. Sometimes I lie at work when people are asking me if I have seen the latest hilarious commercial for something. But they probably say “advert”. Whatever. Anyway, Bryan’s colleague at work knows me so well, she alerted us to this show.
So My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding is a “documentary” about Traveller communities in UK and Ireland- and specifically their weddings and First Communions. I will let you wikipedia Travellers, if you don’t know what they are. But think white people gypsies. It turns out (who knew) that these communities culturally value the wedding as the biggest day in a girl’s life (and it is girl- she is often 17 years-old or around that) and then First Communion as a prep for her wedding.
So why the tv show? Because of the wedding dresses and First Communion dresses. And if you ask me, for the way the girls seriously bump, grind and gyrate at these events wearing next to nothing – even at the tenderest of ages. This show makes Toddlers and Tiaras in the US look like a competition to enter a convent. And one question never answered: how do these Traveller people pay for the dresses?
Who cares. When I get married again, there will be battery packs involved in my ensemble. And LED lights. The show is awesome. And they’re speaking English, but we have to watch it with subtitles. It’s that good.