Sunday, April 10, 2016

Sociopaths on TV: The Girlfriend Experience

Public service announcement: a tv show about a female lawyer turned high class prostitute premiered today on Starz, with all of the episodes available at once. The character apparently gets described by others as a sociopath, and by the way its described, it definitely seems influenced by a sociopathic worldview. From the Rotten Tomatoes interview:

Rotten Tomatoes: What do you think is the correlation between office politics — or even the legal industry — and something like prostitution? Are you trying to make that comparison? Does the show have a specific point of view?

Seimetz: As dark and sort of moody as the show is, we’re not trying to say that this is bad — that the world is bad. Or good. We’re just sort of showing it and trying to draw conclusions as to how we act as human beings. In general, whether it’s law or business or prostitution, I think most interactions are transactional — whether it’s money or what somebody can do for you or how they make you feel. You want something out of an exchange from a human being in general in your life, right? And I think any business or any sort of part of your life is also about creating boundaries and knowing when a relationship isn’t good or isn’t benefiting you anymore.  Which I think, in the world of escorting, is sort of heightened, because there are these ready-made relationships that you step into and you’re immediately intimate. The expectation is to immediately become intimate with somebody. It’s this sort of heightened — or a much more dense — version of how we operate in society.
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Rotten Tomatoes: Christine is referred to as a “female Ted Bundy.” She doesn’t seem to like people. Then it makes her question herself. Is she a good person, and what sort of character arcs can we expect from that personality type?

Seimetz: I don’t really know what a good person is. I come from a laundry list of extremely complicated human beings [laughing]. And so there have been moments where they’re not so great and there have been moments when they are wonderful. So I don’t know. I think what’s interesting is her feelings, in general. The conflicts that occur in the show are from the aspects of her personality where she is extremely unapologetic about how she feels. She has a flicker of a moment where she wonders if something is wrong with her — if she’s a sociopath. But that’s only because somebody said that to her. But really she’s like, “You know what? I really don’t care.” And she just keeps going. Most of the conflicts come out of that unapologetic nature of the female character, because in our society — and in television — we don’t see a lot of women who are unapologetic, or are sort of OK with how they are in life, and whether or not that meets everyone’s norm. She’s not struggling to understand herself — she already knows herself. She’s just discovering her superpower, in a way [laughing].
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Rotten Tomatoes: When do we see the real Christine? Is it when she’s working, or out socially, or alone?


Seimetz: I think that’s up to the viewer to decide. Part of the allure of what we wanted to do from the series is for the viewer to constantly question who the real person is. Whether Christine is herself when she is doing her law stuff or if she is herself when she is with her clients, I don’t think any one personality is that simple. I like to say that I am myself no matter what, but I don’t treat the clerk at the grocery store like I do my mother. I feel like we’re all playing roles every time we make a transaction or every time we are in social settings. Not that we’re all completely changing our point of view, but we are all sort of playing a certain part that participates in whatever is convenient to the situation.

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    1. Shit, Socioempath!!! You didn't have to cut me off!!!

      Hee, hee, hee!!!

      ~Vegas

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    2. Socioempath-

      An "Anon" said they think, "North" is M.E.

      What do you think???

      ~Vegas

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    3. Don't really think so, but also do not really care if she is. The writing style is definitely different (and North also has a blog). However, North has been posting here for quite some time (I guess, about a year or so? Maybe a year and a half?). North has both agreed and disagreed with M.E.'s blog writings, convincingly, and without "artificial patterns".
      Personally, I think if North were M.E., at least something would have slipped so far in the writing style and details.

      Now, the question is: does M.E. care enough to manage two blogs, post as North for a long time, for more than a year, extraordinarily convincingly, without any slip-ups which the (sociopathic) readers could detect, besides the comment yesterday which accused North and M.E. as being the same poster?

      I think the commenter would do good for his argument if he/she would elaborate what made him/her suspect it, besides a "hunch". I personally do not share the suspicion.

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    4. Socioempath-

      I was thinking exactly the same thing-that's why I asked them to elaborate.:)

      ~Vegas

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    5. Socioempath-

      Do you click on the "interesting" links, people post???

      (ie. below)

      ~Vegas

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    6. You mean spam/promotion? Nope. Why would I?

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    7. Socioempath-

      Yes-spam/promotion.

      I didn't think you would, but I just wondered.:)

      I don't, either.:)

      I'm curious, if anyone actually does???

      They must-otherwise, why would people bother to do that???

      ~Vegas

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    8. Well, if even half percent of all people who see the comment (1 out of 200) buys something/gets scammed, it's still a nice profit.
      It would mean that for every ten thousand people who see the comment, ten would be hooked. And this is probably not the only blog with the same spam, so there's bound to be a lot of views.

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    9. Socioempath-

      Well said.:)

      I agree.:)

      Glad it's not you or me!!!

      HA!!! LOL!!!

      ~Vegas

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  2. Another T.V. show based around a sociopathic character? Not new and certainly not rare.

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  3. In the name of God, The Merciful, The Compassionate.

    "O mankind! Eat of that which is lawful and wholesome in the earth, and follow not the footsteps of the devil. Surely he is an open enemy for you.

    He enjoins upon you only the evil and the foul, and that you should tell concerning God that which you know not."

    Qur'an 2: 168-169

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  4. More people need to be on http://sociopath-community.com/

    !!! it used to be connected to this blog but was disconnected over a year ago. We need fresh blood and lots of interesting things have happened recently (relates to kiwifar.ms drama: https://archive.is/M2tXa) that will go down in the forum's history! Be sure to check out http://www.psychforums.com/antisocial-personality/ too, as some of its regulars are regulars on SC too!

    Goddamn ME refused to reconnect the blog to the forum so we SC goers will just have to spam advertisements for the forum in the comments section. ;)

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  5. In the name of God, The Merciful, The Compassionate.

    "It is not righteousness that you turn your faces to the East and the West; but righteous is he who believes in God and the Last Day and the angels and the Scripture and the prophets; and giveth wealth, for love of Him, to kinsfolk and to orphans and the needy and the wayfarer and to those who ask, and to set slaves free; and observes proper worship and pays the poor-due. And those who keep their treaty when they make one, and the patient in tribulation and adversity and time of stress. Such are they who are sincere. Such are the God-fearing."

    Qur'an 2: 177

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  7. Thoughts on M.E.'s tweet???

    "While on acid the "the normally stable sense of self gets disrupted"...

    ~Vegas

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    1. A girl can't trip?

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    2. Damaged-

      Of course, a girl can "trip".:)

      I was wondering if others who "trip", find that "the normally stable sense of self gets distrupted".

      That was "my bad"-I should have been more specific...

      ~Vegas

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