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It is believed that the American dream is the dream of pulling yourself up by the bootstraps With hard work and a few sacrifices anyone is able achieve the dream The television show Pretty Wild revolves around the lives of three sisters Alexis Tess and Gabby and their mother who are all living the American dream They are even described by a reporter as having a life most girls dream of having The show portrays them in a way that makes viewers question if the life the girls live is something they should dream about The family is depicted as unintelligent lazy and ignorant These are qualities that wouldnt be normally used to describe someone who has achieved the American dream and who girls aspire to be like someday The episode Vanity Unfair of Pretty Wild denies the myth of Los Angeles as a place where hardworking and knowledgeable people can achieve the American dream and instead argues that Los Angeles is a place where hard is undervalued The television show has a captive audience for this criticism because the majority of the viewers are less successful than this family yet according to the myth they should be the ones living the American dream Viewers see at the end of the first episode of Pretty Wild Alexis being arrested for her involvement with the Bling Ring Vanity Unfair takes place a little bit after Alexiss arrest and release from jail on a 50000 bond In this episode Alexis is contacted by Nancy Jo Sales a writer for Vanity Fair to see if she is interested in being interviewed to share her side of the story Alexis sees this as the perfect way to show the world who she really is and says yes to the interview The main thing Nancy Jo and her discuss is how exciting it is to live the life Alexis lives Alexis stresses that her and her family members dont take
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