The other day, the Winnipeg Sun had a story about a woman who had an affair with a former WWE wrestler. (Not news?! Perhaps not "hard news," however in our TMZ-infused society stuff like this can now been deemed as front-page worthy, if it's dirty enough...)
Anyway, the reason this story (of an affair) is so captivating is because it is probably one of the trashiest things I have bore witness to in years. -- The mistress at the centre of the story is a local woman who took the meaning of being vendictive to a whole new level; after outting her lover to his wife on Facebook, the woman then allegedly stalked the couple (by phoning, emailing and texting them at their Florida home) and then posted angry telephone conversations (between herself and her former wrestler lover) on YouTube. She also made a series of videos, telling the story of how she met said-wrestler, complete with the use of hand-puppets, detailing aspects of their "relationship."
A real class act.
In the recorded conversations, which play to a picture slide show of the couple in "happier times," the woman shifts from playing dumb (about posting the pictures on Facebook for the wife to see, and "destroying" his marriage) to warning the guy "not to be on her bad side."
For lack of a better term, this entire story is completely fucked up. In fact, it's gruesome enough to be a well-scripted "reality TV show," with the attention-starved villianess in the starring role. The only difference though, is that usually in reality TV shows, there is some kind of funny, amusing or redeeming quality of the villian. In this situation, the local mistress/attention-starved villianess doesn't appear to have any redeeming qualities. None that she's shown yet anyway.