Popularity Triumph Brains??

Well after watching this weeks episode I got the impression that GG is actually trying to send the message that popularity can get you into anything even an Ivy League college.


It basically displayed that even though one have made so many mistakes they can get whatever they want if they are popular.


I dont have anything against the characters... but it seems that Serena is getting all what she want and more for just being popular, rich and beautiful while others have to work alot to achieve what they want... is this the real message they want advertise??


I am a huge fan of GG but if this is their message to the world... where is the hope for the people with no money, no beauty and no popularity?

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Oct 15, 2008 4:19PM EDT

I'm not sure if it's a message, more than it is a reality. Because bluntly, being popular, rich and beautiful does get you quite far. Then again, this show does make it obvious how unfair the issue is, with Blair (a main character) being at a disadvantage which this matter has caused.
Good point though.

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Oct 16, 2008 9:15AM EDT

This is actually a point they made many times. Think Dan and Serena in the elevator...

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Oct 16, 2008 9:51PM EDT

Yea I agree but it sadly is the reality... isn't this why serena and dan broke up hence the elevator scene?

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Oct 20, 2008 7:53PM EDT

I don't think popularity plays a part so much as being qualified for a certain role, Serena obviously gets good grades since she was applying to Brown anyway. Besides weren't Yale offering her a place so she they could do a press release to attract publicity?
Anywho I'd say it's doing the opposite, Blair, who is rich, popular and beautiful doesn't get what she wants. It shows how unfair the world is and besides like Flower above me said it's a TV show. I don't think sleeping around and seventeen year olds getting drunk and taking drugs is a good message to send but Gossip Girl glamourises underage drinking, sex and drugs to a certain degree. So if it's sending any 'message' I'd be the least worried about the pouplarity v brains one.

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