Rock of Love: Your New Favorite Show

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The premiere episode of Rock of Love with Bret Michaels debuted today on VSPOT (its network premiere will be this Sunday, July 15, at 9/8c), and oh my god, is it amazing. But don’t take our word for it (since we do, you know, work at the company responsible for the show): below are two clips from the premiere so you witness the craziness yourself. The first segment provides the show’s set up (basically: a house full of rocker girls with big boobs and long blonde hair are vying for the affection of a rock star dude with…long blonde hair) and introduces you to said girls and said rock star (that’d be Bret Michaels of Poison fame). The second clip below shows just how rowdy the party gets as Bret mingles with all 21 women that are competing to win his rock of love. Keep an eye on Tiffany. She’s extremely special.

Some other notable things about this show:

  • As the latest entry in the Flavor of Love universe, Rock of Love is where things come full circle. See, Flavor of Love was basically conceived and played out as a parody of The Bachelor — a huge part of its appeal was the inherent ridiculousness arising from the fact that a gaggle of women were gagging over Flavor Flav, who doesn’t exactly live up to the standard of male beauty, to say the least. It is, however, conceivable that women would fawn over Bret Michaels, who’s been a sex symbol throughout his career. And so it happens: you can tell that most of the girls on Rock of Love are seriously into him, meaning that there’s a straightforward dating show at the heart of Rock‘s wild exterior. And it’s all the more absurd for it.
  • Case and point to that last statement is Bret’s objective (stated in the top clip above): "Rock and roll is an insatiable bitch goddess. But I love her. And I’m just looking for that one woman in my life to participate in that threesome."
  • You’ll notice that the first segment does not feature Bret handing out nicknames to his potential girlfriends in the style of Flavor of Love and I Love New York. With a Rodeo, a Dallas, a Raven, a Kristia, a Tawny (Tawny!), and two freakin’ Brandi’s (two!), these girls don’t need any help with their names.
  • This show is, quite simply, a prolonged exercise in extreme human behavior. It’s amazing on a scientific level. Rock of Love looks you in the eye and threatens you with a good time. How many other shows can lay that claim?

Hit VSPOT for the rest of the premiere episode of Rock of Love.

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