Succession and addiction to the porn of the rich: They are like superhero dresses from Armani

Everyone knows that a rich person is someone who has a lot of money. But ask anyone what is the figure that judges minimal for such consideration. A million

Succession and addiction to the porn of the rich: They are like superhero dresses from Armani

Everyone knows that a rich person is someone who has a lot of money. But ask anyone what is the figure that judges minimal for such consideration. A million, one hundred million, one billion ... all will say a different one. Is it being rich perhaps a status that is defined in an IRPF box, by the contact agenda, for real estate and actions or perhaps by the number of servants with COFIA? Hard to know. There is only one certainty; The club of the great fortunes represents 1% of the world's population and has twice as much wealth that 7,000 million people. That is, they are few.

The best definition on how we perceive these privileged da Tom Wambsgans, character of the Succession series (HBO Max), because he is not rich, but he aspires - is married to the daughter of the family clan - to be: "It's fucking great" -He says-. "He is like being a superhero, but better. You can do whatever you want, the authorities can not touch you, you can use a disguise, which is designed by Armani and that does not make you an idiot ".

This fascination with what it implies having millions is behind the success of this multipremed series that goes for its third season. Its viewing is a guilty pleasure, a class struggle through the remote control that turns the viewer into a table dictator. Each chapter is like a game of the Sordic squid in which the contestants are the rich and the poor, the spectators. Impossible to resist.

Succession is the Sumun of what in English is called Wealth Porn, a representation on the dark side of those who most have in a world where personal relationships are dysfunctional. They are not governed by caresses, either with Nornachazos, which is clear, but machetzos.

The series created by Jesse Armstrong tells the story of a family who owns a media holding and entertainment holding. The Patriarch, Logan Roy, is a fox bastard who worked a fortune of dollars and influences and that he is so left over. That he refers to the president of the United States with the appellate "the passes". He's health problems make the next generation, totally overshadowed by the glare of his leadership, see an opportunity to reach the throne. Logan has four children (Kendall, Roman, Connor and Shiv) who are unfortunate with affective salays and an impudent ambition. This hard core of the family is escorted by a group of couples, lovers and advisors, all of them parasites.

Does this have something of reality? As for this report, we have not been able to locate any magnate asking people who do know them.

Only 1 out of 10 family businesses survive three generations

"The heirs may seem like a victims, but this feeling does not work like this in these great fortunes," explains Juan Haro, entrepreneur and author of the Bestseller the tricks of the rich (Ed. Deusto). "The heirs understand him as a game, in which adepts and alliances are sought with the only goal of reaching power."

In this drama that has a lot of black comedy everything, as it indicates its name, revolves around an inheritance. That's why it works so well. There is always an inheritance of through, be rich or medium-sized, which stresses the spine of any family. It does not matter if it is an empire like the Roy or the Floor of Aunt Enriqueta. A family conflict is the best way of dilapidation since the human being discovered fire. "Statistics reflect that only one in 10 family businesses reaches the third generation," explains by telephone an advisor, which asks not to be identified, of a major Madrid boutique dedicated to the management of large heritage.

How are the heirs of great fortunes then? "Many have a new sensitivity, look for profitability but invest, for example, with medi- environmental consciousness and raise altruistic foundations. Others live the Slab of the Father or the Mother, since statistically it is very difficult that they repeat their success in business. And many have Fear of losing what they receive. "

This is the heir. Let's see how the succession goes.

"A process like the one that shows the series clearly demonstrates how a leadership style not only influences the family relationship, but also in the culture of the company", aims by Email GE Bingbing, Business Strategy Teacher of the English University of Lancaster . And adds this fan of the series: "Logan (Brian Cox) projects a long and dark shadow on the offspring of him, he does not skip efforts to face them brutally to each other to establish who is the most suitable to succeed him."

As seen, the bone released by Succession is irresistible and placed it as a leader of the Wealth Porn, a rising phenomenon as can be checked with so many current series that speak of the Millionaires' misery. A whole subgenry. From The White Lotus, The Undoing (with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant), Nine Perfect Strangers (Nicole Kidman), Big Little Lies (with ... Nicole Kidman) to Gossip Girl (without Nicole Kidman).

Note: It is confirmed that Nicole Kidman is rich.

The heirs look for alliances to achieve power

All these fictions have a bull that is inconceivable is other television fiction products coming from the United States and the United Kingdom. Succession is a series in which all are white and heterosexual, where, as in the real elites, no fee of ethnic or sexual integration is not given. It is possible to see a new version of Ana Bolena (HBO MAX) with a black protagonist - ridiculous policy by-, but we will not see a billionarian who is not WASP. The white of this world becomes countercultural in the 2021 television scene. Of course, it is only allowed with the satire license. The white millionaire and with traumas is already a cliché in fiction as years ago they were the Latin gang or the African American who was always the first to die in a teenage horror movie.

Fiction and realities that represent the richest give us a biased vision of reality. The rich do not go to so many glam parties or the young girls of Gossip Girl take so many martinis. But what else does. It is the economy, stupid.

Hearings are the best consumption survey that exists to measure prosperity or crisis. It is enough to follow the pendulum of social enthusiasm for the stories of rich and poor throughout recent history: Dallas. Falcon Crest, Dynasty (Rich), Rosseane (Working Class), Feeling to Live (Rich Pijos), Aida (Obrero Quarter) ... and so all the time.

The great change of today is that the rich are humanized and humiliated more than ever. What Marxism did not achieve, has achieved the capitalist streaming. Of course, that you consist that they suffer but with spa bubbles, yacht and penthouse with private elevator. This is how the crown of thorns that life is better.

Updated Date: 28 November 2021, 05:08

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