Bristol Palin is the unwed teenage mother of Sarah Palin's grandson, and is about to make her acting debut on "The Secret Life of the American Teenager". She may be just the dash of reality this show needs. It began it's life as a somewhat realistic drama depicting the dilemma faced by a good girl who makes a mistake which complicates her life.She turned away from an abortion she scheduled thanks to intervention by friends, so it was even a bit of a pro-life show at first. Sadly it devolved into a very popular teen version of "Sex and the City".
Maybe by playing a fictionalized vesion of herself, Bristol can take the glamour out of teenage sexual activity.
Read the article in the New York Times.