Jerry Saltz’s Work of Art Recap: Elimination Heartbreak

The melancholy I felt about the artist we sent home this week, and the irrational ways I acted off-camera, bring to mind Dante’s The Inferno: "Its very memory gives a shape to fear." Toward the end of this episode, the drama queen in me held sway behind the scenes. More on that later.

As the episode opens, the artists are mourning the departure of the Sucklord, last week’s loser — a guy so consumed with his adolescent fixation that when sent home he actually quoted Obi-Wan Kenobi, saying, "If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine." Whatever the hell that’s supposed to mean, coming from an actual human being. Whether trying to inherit Sucklord’s ladies’ man status or just show his girly-man side, Dusty attempts to don Young’s short-shorts, quipping, "I can barely even get my junk into these things." I note that Kymia’s eyes do seem to light up. Hmmm. Read More...


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