Villain Of The Week: Clueless Courtney

The exhibitionist teen bride is acting up on Couples Therapy.

Villain Of The Week: Clueless Courtney

There have been rumors that teenage bride Courtney Stodden and her sleazy middle-aged husband Doug Hutchison have been angling for a reality show ever since their bizarre marriage in 2011 turned both into an ongoing tabloid spectacle.

Turns out they might not really need a new show, since our new Villain of the Week, Courtney, has turned herself into the dominant personality on the second season of VH1’s Couples Therapy.

Let’s be real: despite the presence of real-life therapist Dr. Jenn Berman, this show is not a substitute for real treatment. But we see some genuine moments of pain and insight on occasion, and as on the show that sort of inspired it, Celebrity Rehab, almost all the participants understand that it is wise to at least appear as if you’re taking the process seriously.

But as you probably could have guessed from the fact that they got married in the first place, Courtney and Doug don’t even take their own lives seriously, so giving that kind of respect to a mere reality show is beyond them. The two are allegedly taking part in this season because of conflicts arising out of their age difference (as a nation goes “Duh!”).

But there has been an ongoing problem relating to Courtney’s attire in the group therapy sessions. Unwilling to abandon her tabloid image for even this supposedly genuine process, she has been showing up in boob-baring and midriff-baring tops (even bras-as-tops), and shorts and skirts that often flirt with a gynecologists’-eye view. Dr. Jenn tried to persuade her that her clothes were a distraction that kept the others from concentrating on self-improvement – or as fellow cast member Tashaunda “Tiny” Hailey put it, “I just got tired of seein’ the bitch ass cheeks.”

We’re going to leave aside Courtney’s nonsensical self-regard (which peaked when she insisted to Dr. Jenn, “I have saved many lives!”) or the distinct feeling that we still haven’t seen anything from her that seems like an authentic personality.

So on the last episode, Dr. Jenn told Courtney that a dress code appropriate to a therapy session, or to regular life in general, would be imposed. After making a show of going along and actually dressing semi-professionally for one session, the teen bride decided to go back to being “naughty” for her next therapy appearance. Her rationale was that she needed to give her fans what they expect from her, and that dressing the way she wants is the same thing as taking a stand against “bullying,” as well as acting in the spirit of Erin Brockovich.

Dr. Jenn threw the pair out of therapy, but the previews for the next episode indicated that Doug and Courtney would return, because VH1 isn’t run by complete idiots. This raises the question: can Courtney really be a villain when she’s merely filling her assigned role on the show? My feeling is yes, because while the others in the cast might certainly be in it for fame more than for self-help, there’s at least some sense they are taking the sessions seriously. Courtney ‘s combination of stupidity and total self-absorption isn’t really entertaining, and can’t be much fun for the rest of the cast.

And honorable mention to Doug – it’s not like he’s any prize either.

Are you enjoying the antics of Courtney this season?


  • Icybabi283

    They r hating on a teenager. Something is wrong with these adults. Why do they care about how she dresses? They should be feeling sorry for Doug because he is the older man that has 2 keep her around. They got mad at her for not having a bad childhood; she gets what she wants is all she said, and it seems like she does; she’s only 18.

  • spicy_pants

    Courtney’s a future porn whore.

  • TexasTumbleWeed

    The “REALITY” is: Both Doug and “pokeMe”Courtney wanted to be on TV somehow, someway; VH1 needed a “sexy” (gag) villian…The rest is embarrassing…

    Doug and “pleaseSOMEBODYpokeme” Courtney, WILL agree to do PORN in 5,4,3,2,….

  • Shaywilliams

    It’s sad because her look is not classy and her husband is a pevert, he’s old enough to be her granpa!

  • hot_shots

    Everyone is just jealous. Any man at any age always fantasizes about having a much younger woman. Age is nothing, its about they way you feel at any age, and the way you look. At 56 a guy can have the body and feel like they are 32. There are tons of them out there to prove it and if they can attract an 18-30 drop dead gorgeous woman ,more power to them. Its not being a perv or a pedophile its being a regular everyday healthy sexual human being. Now when at 15yr old and younger girl/kid is attractive and sexual looking to you at any age older than they are, then you are a pedophile, freak, perv and have mental health issues. Get with the times people and hit the gym look after yourself eat right, take your vitamins then you wont have to bitch and knock down the guys and women who date people way younger then them. They are happiest people you will meet. You to can be one and extremely satisfied and happy with your life. You will have no need to be knocking down people who are living a full life and having the best sex you could ever dream of. Being unfulfilled physically and emotionally tends to bring out the negative and falsely judgmental side of us.