What is it about Dance Your Ass Off that continues to intrigue, yet repel? Perhaps it's the fact that last night, 33-year-old mom Tara was dressed in a Catholic school costume as she gyrated on a pole to "Promiscuous Girl."

Right before this happened, there was footage of rehearsal, in which her dance partner demanded, "let me see your MILF face."


Dance Your Ass Off: Poledancing & MILF Face




Classy, it is not. Then again, most reality shows aren't. But between the close-ups of the contestants eating, the public weigh-ins, and the insane costumes, it just seems like they're treated with an utter lack of dignity. Maybe that's expecting too much, but I saw a ReTweet on Diablo Cody's Twitter which read, "You never see Skinny People Eat Your Weight Soul Train Scramble Board Celebrity Challenge." It just feels like the overweight are being portrayed as buffoons, one of the oldest tropes in the world.

But maybe I'm wrong, and what's going on in the clip below is actually uplifting: