“I’m a reality TV slut.”

“I’m a reality TV slut.”
The draw of “an ‘obscene spectacle of nullity, insignificance, and platitude,’” as identified by Jean Baudrillard has Joy Press confessing in The Village Voice that she’s “a reality TV slut.” For her, the shows–from Joe Millionaire, which “is designed to mindfuck its female contestants,” to The Surreal Life “stripping [the celebrities] of whatever dignity they still have”–the shows are “all about escaping the real real world.”

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.