September 24, 2008By Naomi Rabinowitz Posted: Sep 24, 2008
On 90210, it was very uncomfortable watching Annie as she contemplated losing her virginity to her beau of only a few weeks, Ty — and not in the good, soapy, coming-of-age story way. For one thing, she asked her brother, of all people, if she could have the four-year-old-condom he kept in his wallet. Ew! Aside from the fact that this was icky in itself, didn't anyone ever tell them that a condom would probably not even work after all that time? Then, after Adrianna made her believe that she'd slept with Ty instead, Annie went on a long, tearful rant about California versus Kansas boys, and how the latter wouldn't do a thing like that. Really, do teenage boys in Kansas not have hormones? While I can appreciate 90210 wanting to show how Annie is still a fish out of water in trendy L.A., the show needs to write her naivete more realistically, especially since she's the lead character. It's hard to relate to someone when she crosses the line from clueless into silly.