Reality TV reaches a new low

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  1. MatthewLouwrens

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    The problem is that they're going to be pushing stereotypes and not reality. Tons of muscle-hunks, twinks and screaming queens. Never the nice average guy that makes up the other 90% of the gay population.
     
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    So if the gay dude picks a hetero guy and really wants him what happens next?

    And don't say 'watch the show'.
     
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    I'd have no problem with this if it was public knowledge that everything related to "reality TV" was rigged, but this goes beyond stupidity and falls into the category of being inhumane. I hope he fishes out the straight ones easily for his own good.
     
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    Make that another gay-themed show I won't watch, not only because I don't get Bravo.

    Tacky, tacky, tacky.
     
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    Will they at least show the kissing then?

    Sounds like it could be an interesting show, but I too wonder what'll happen if the "chosen one" is straight.

    /Mike
     
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    > Wasn't the whole reality TV bubble supposed to have burst, and all the stations are returning to scripted entertainment?

    Who said that? There are new reality shows all the time. What's rare is the ones that run more than one season.


    I think the reason this one has the twist is so people can complain about the show without directly saying they're opposed to a gay dating show. I've been wondering when someone was going to try a show like that.


    > I too wonder what'll happen if the "chosen one" is straight

    Then one of them will go on a change-your-orientation show. Duh. [​IMG]
     
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    So when does the lesbian version come on?

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    Yeah! The gay male thing is passe in 2003 isn't it? What about a lipstick lesbian show to provide some "groundbreaking television" or is that still taboo?
     
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    I want a Bachelor-type show where some of the women are female impersonators...
     
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    This sounds good to me. The straight guys are given a much more interesting challenge than most reality show contestants.

    I assume the sex rule was to keep the straights in the game.
     
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    It's easy to trash reality tv. Personally, I can't stand it, but in the one of the last issues of Entertainment Weekly, Joel Stein made the only convincing case I've heard for why the bubble hasn't burst and it kind of turned my thinking around as to how much I hated its existence. Truly great scripted shows aren't in danger from cheap reality filler programming, just bad scripted programming.

    Bravo seems like a network that should have a little more class than this. Just because it deals with homosexual relationships doesn't mean it's more groundbreaking or less exploitative. When it comes to non-fiction programming, they should stick to things like The Awful Truth.
     
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    Yeah, I don't know why it needs to be a big secret. I'd think if they told the guy up front that half are gay and half are straight, it would work equally well. It might even be more interesting (to me, anyway) to see if the guy can figure out which is which.

    I'd think once things start getting intimate, even if it's just kissing, that who's who would become rather obvious. It's not hard to pick up the vibe when kissing someone who doesn't want to be kissed.
     
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