September 14, 2003

K Street: Pushing the Metrosexualist Agenda

A friend showed me a website for a DC spa that was so hilariously and transparently metrosexual, I almost posted it here last week (at the risk of either reigniting the whole tired metrosexual discussion, or, far more likely, being woefully behind the curve). But I resisted.

Until I saw the Grooming Lounge make a huge, sponsor-like appearance on tonight's premiere episode of K Street. [F'rinstance, the Lounge pitches a manicure with this butched up rationale: "After all, your mitts are the first thing you offer a prospective boss or wife."] Then within minutes, the character appears in Thomas Pink, the source of dandy's shirts now that Britches is no more.

Forget all my speculation about Trent Lott's cynical opposition to K Street: he's just shoring up his rough-handed, unibrow-sporting anti-metrosexual base.

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