creator: “I was driven by curiosity.”

creator: “I was driven by curiosity.”
R.J. Cutler talks about his new documentary American High, which debuts Wednesday on FOX. After following a group of high schoolers for a year, Cutler says, “The generations before them may be spoiled, indulgent, game-playing voyeurs, … but this generation felt like everything but that.”
+ plus: Cutler tells E! Online that he “doesn’t want his show lumped with” the other reality TV shows on the air today.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 37, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.