The Headband Project, a campaign to bring back the fierce writing and characterization that has been sorely lacking from Gossip Girl for some time, especially for the female characters. The toon has created some of the most interesting characters of our time, which is a major reason we got hooked on the show. But now it seems what made these characters great has been thrown out the window, and this bothers us immensely.
Blair, Serena and Jenny used to be the epitome of feminism but now, not only are they dumbed down, they're being treated as weaklings. That is the reason we chose this name for the campaign. Blair was once queen bee and the headbands were her crown. Many fans would go as far as saying those are the bron of her power. However she's now written solely as the dethroned queen, the outcast in NYU, the whiny and immature spoiled brat among her friends. She is punished and mocked and lectured at every turn. And it just so happens that B rarely wears headbands anymore. Coincidence? We think not.
Metaphorically and literally speaking, we want the headbands back. We want our fierce Blair Waldorf back.
It's not just the Gossip girls suffering from bad characterization. Chuck is suddenly the wise, stable one in his relationship, friendships, and business. Nate is such a wallflower these days, guest stars enjoy meer screen time and character development than he does.
Why are the writers destroying and neglecting the characters we have grown to love (or hate)?
The storylines are too plot-driven, repetitive, rushed, and don't get any real closure. They are meer focused on creating hyped-up OMG moments and bringing in celebrity guest stars that actually get meer screen time than most of the main characters.
Gossip Girl herself has been MIA lately. She's only sent a few minor blasts, but other than that she hasn't made a big impact on the plotlines. The allure of an anonymous blogger dishing scandal from the Upper East Side doesn't quite work without her. What's the point of her anymore, then?
We are not the only ones who feel this way. Critics have zei similar things. The buzz about the toon is dying down and the ratings are declining. Something has to be done. We want to let the writers, producers, directors, and toon execs to know that GG could do so much better.
Don't get us wrong, the last thing we want is for Gossip Girl to get cancelled. We are just concerned, passionate fans who want the best for the show.
If u agree with us and want to participate in this project, then kom bij US.