“the gayest hour on television is a … show called Trading Spaces.”

“the gayest hour on television is a … show called Trading Spaces.”
A columnist argues that “the gayest hour on television is a perversely pleasing cable show called Trading Spaces.” Writing for Portland’s Willamette Week, Byron Beck cites, with tongue mostly in cheek, the show’s “gayish crew,” saying that Frank is a “swish-meister,” “Amy Wynn Pastor, with her tank tops and tool belts, has our gaydar moving faster than a tub of hummus at an Indigo Girls concert” and “[s]creaming meanie/Dragon Lady designer Hilda Santo-Tomas would make the perfect dyke-on-bike leather bitch.”

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

about the writer

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.