Melissa says The Real World’s angle is “look at these fools.”

Melissa says The Real World’s angle is “look at these fools.”
The Real World New Orleans‘ Melissa has some advice (and “warnings”) for potential cast members. Among other things, she says the show isn’t about “you’ll love these kids,” it’s about “look at these fools.” She also says, “You will lose sleep. You will cry. You will wonder what the hell is going on all the time. You will live in a little bubble of regret and then pride and then regret.”

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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, 36, 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.