GLAAD okay with Boy Meets Boy, which will reward straight men if selected.

GLAAD okay with Boy Meets Boy; prize goes to straight men if selected.
Bravo’s upcoming Boy Meets Boy, a sort of Joe Millionaire with gay men and twists of its own, is getting raves from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The organization’s spokesman says “[g]ays do not necessarily have to be protected from reality-dating show twists,” and says the show “is going to blur the boundaries of what is thought to be straight and what is thought to be gay in this country.” With the show’s twist–some of the male suitors will be straight men paid to pretend to be gay–show creator Douglas Ross, who is gay, tells the AP, “We have created a gay world where the straight guys are in the closet.” If the show’s star, James, a 32-year-old HR worker from LA, selects a straight man at the end, “the mate wins more than $20,000. If he’s gay, James gets the cash,” Knight-Ridder reports.

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.