Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Beware of Little Girls (sic Dory Previn): Watch Your Backs, Moirs and Virtues

Jessica Dube has certainly learned about setting people up from her years of shamming with the Virtue Moir camp. When Bryce was injured, Jessica played little girl lost, waiting for her prince to rescue her from the desolation of singles skating. Bryce was hurt but Jessica was wounded. Bryce, fans (and Skate Canada) ate it up.

I've never seen the injured partner pressed into service as the morale boost for the healthy partner before, but Jessica played her foray into singles quite tragically, and Dube Davison fans felt more for the robustly healthy, skating-for-fun, poor little girl on the ice all alone in her sparkly triangle-skirted dresses then they did Bryce back in Huntsville living with his parents, unable to drive and swimming at the local Good Life without use of his legs.  Fans completely expected Bryce to haul out those crutches and get his behind to Jessica's skating events or Lord knows if she'd even get through them. Jessica encouraged this, talking quite a bit about Bryce's support and advice and not at all of Bryce himself. How did his injury get to be about her?

Poor brave Jessica is a persona Jessica has spent a lifetime enacting, and it set her up perfectly to blindside Bryce once she didn't need him or his family anymore.
Her singles season done, she flipped the script and poor little waif with the candle in the window was no more.
Suddenly singles skating was no wan placeholder but a confidence boosting accomplishment, reigniting her love for the sport and propelling her out of her partnership.


One wonders if the Virtue/Moir camp shouldn't watch its back. Let's face it, when it comes to pr, this bunch is not known for uncanny anticipation. There's little insight, foresight, Plan B or grasp of the big picture. Somebody who plays hardball at the lowest common denominator (the only arithmatic a hidden personality like Jessica's understands) could catch them off balance.

Til now, everybody has been (more or less) reading from the same script, but I'd watch out. Jessica's role in this charade is not always her preferred turn as pseudo soulful star of a low rent vanity production propped by whipped trophy boy (see Dominican photo shoot) - and Jessica prefers things as she prefers. Her role in this enterprise is often supporting, lacking romantic appeal.

The Moirs actually had her wear a red "Believe" sweatshirt to watch Scott and Tessa at Canadians 2010- that bulky fashion item with the glue-on gold and white decals -  and then stuffed her in a row crowded with similarly attired Moirs, their enthusiastic elbows practically crowding her out of her sub-prime seat. How humiliating. Are we sure Jessica doesn't want to get someone back for that?

She had to ride in the front seat of a buggy on a hot day in Ilderton like livestock getting hauled home from a 4-H club presentation and nobody in attendance had the slightest interest in seeing her. Furthermore, once  paraded she was offloaded to the loving care of lesser Moirs and London locals.
If I were in the Virtue and Moir camp, I'd watch my back.
Currently, Jessica is spinning harder on facebook than on the ice, shotgunning reach-outs and exclamation points and churning up the positivity. She's popular!!! Hey bella hey beaute' bonne fete go habs go!

Everybody's on the same page she is when it comes to her recent decisions vis a vis post-Bryce personal growth and love for "change". Pay no attention to the number of Jessica facebook regulars who have abruptly and conspicuously absented themselves.
Immediately prior to sticking the shiv in Bryce's back Jessica put on a Canadian Girl in Paris display that would do a $125 a week third understudy proud. Every day was a new wall post with hearts and exclamations and after months of restricted photo albums upon her return she shared a public album full of Parisian accented outings with her bff and Drummondville pals and a special second album showcasing her out-of-focus auto-tuned scenic photography. She's just a guileless, open, happy girl.

So overlook that after years of subpar performances by Jessica, when Bryce was good and trapped - no legs, no way of initiating a career change and dumping HER - Jessica made her move. She, the one who dragged down the team, had the upper hand because her partner was crippled. She could wait until or if he healed, and risk another season of showing her ass, or she could move swiftly to kick him to the curb, saving face and preserving her self-image as the girl in the power position. 
What to do, what to do:

Bryce Davison consoling Jessica Dube After She Destroyed His Olympic Dream

“She said that we are having too much difficulty training together and she didn’t want to make too many changes in her life. I knew we needed a change, whether that meant a change in coaching or environment to break out old habits. She didn’t want to make any of those changes and that not skating with me was a better idea … it was definitely a shock. It was just before I was ready to go back out on the ice that she told me.”
Bryce Davison
Jessica's just too good of a person

Couldn't You Just Eat Her Up?

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