Tuesday, March 27, 2012

St. Petersburg House of Discreet Pleasure

I've known of this show titled Svetlana for a while now, but I finally got into it this weekend.  I finished the two seasons tonight.  The titular character is a Russian madam/prostitute in L.A. dealing with the everyday stuggles of whoredom and life and features so many funny bitches you already know.  She's brought to life by the genius comedian Iris Bahr.  No really, she might be a genius, having studied neuropsychology at Brown.  To be fair, I took some neuropsych classes, and it's not as hard as it sounds (#humblebrag).  She's certainly gifted in every aspect of entertainment.  I tried to figure out how I knew her, but it wasn't until I looked her up that I realized she was in some of the best Curb Your Enthusiasm episodes of all time... the season 5 episodes where Larry pretends to be Jewish.  Look into it.  Sidenote: her memoir Dork Whore is available on the Kindle for $1.99!  ANYWAY, Svetlana is laugh-out-loud hilarious and dirty and fantastic.  It's on a random channel called HDNet that I apparently get after all.  Thanks to this show, my inner monologue now has a Russian accent.  Get into it, children.