Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Girls’ Trip is a collection of eleven short stories about reality TV, pop culture and entertainment. The stories blend fabulist storytelling and realism to comment on the exchange of viewer/entertainer intimacy, conflict as currency, voyeurism, and the price of staying relevant in the entertainment industry. Other themes include: motherhood, obsession, family trauma, substance abuse, and female friendship. Throughout the collection, characters showcase the most unpleasant parts of themselves (authentic and contrived) on camera to satisfy an audience, please a network and preserve their fame. Girls’ Trip aims to investigate these characters’ motivations, thoughts, fears, and imagines the outlandish futures of reality stardom several generations down the line.
Alaimo, Carly, "Girls' Trip." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2022.
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