Sunday, February 6, 2011

Most Mockable Nylon Interviews

This one goes out to all the ladies who are stuck in front of a television set pretending to care about football. (Why do you do that to yourselves?) Maybe this will keep you entertained between commercials.  

As I've mentioned before, I love mockumentaries. I think my favorite is probably Best In Show, but This Is Spinal Tap definitely holds a special place in my heart as it was my introduction to the genre. I wish Rob Reiner or Christopher Guest would crank out more of these sorts of films, but at least I have found a suitable alternative to tide me over between releases: Nylon TV.

In case you don't know, Nylon is a fashion magazine and Nylon TV is basically an interview of whoever is on the cover that month. The horrendous editing combined with the blase Indie music makes the interviewee seem truly ridiculous. If I had zero knowledge of what I was watching and someone told me that these clips were for an upcoming mockumentary I would completely believe them.  

Some of these interviews are worse (or better?) than others so I'll save you the time of trying to find the most mockable. Here we go:

#5 Lindsay Lohan

This one isn't as silly as the others, but I had to include it since she's supposed to come up with ten things and she comes up with eleven! Eleven! (Only Spinal Tap fans will get that.) And her manic disposition is pretty funny, especially when midway through a sentence she begins to suck on her thumb in this seemingly absent minded way that was probably a concerted effort to be provocative.

#4  Mary Kate Olsen

I like to imagine what sort of instructions the photographers are giving them. "That's it Mary-Kate! Whimsical child prostitute strung out on heroin playing in mommy's caftan!" She is so utterly chill about the fashion component of her billion dollar empire that it's kind of irritating, but I guess that's what happens when success finds you in infancy.

#3 Taylor Momsen

"Well, The Pretty Reckless is pretty much me." I wonder what the other members of The Pretty Reckless think about that statement. There's a lot of good stuff in this one.

#2 M.I.A.

Oh M.I.A., you kill me. " . . . a bit emo . . . and a bit digital ruckas. Mosh-pit. It's kind of nuzak. It's infotainment!" I don't know if it's the accent, but she is totally Nigel-ing out in this interview.

#1 Tokio Hotel

I love that the name of their band is Tokio Hotel, but that they've never been to Tokyo. Oh, and that they take the time to explain that their hair is not naturally jet black.  


  1. I really wish you would have set up this post with a retelling of me introducing you to these videos, which of course led into our own pretend Nylon interview sessions with each other. Although, maybe some things are better left unsaid. Lumu!

  2. I don't believe in leaving things left unsaid. I wish we had recorded our interviews. Oh well, a creative activity for next time!