benefit will feature gay cast members; GLAAD’s reality nominees announced.

benefit will feature gay cast members; GLAAD’s reality nominees announced.
The gay reality TV world is coalescing in two places. Tonight, at least seven gay reality TV stars will gather at a benefit for HIV/AIDS Research at the City of Hope. Boy Meets Boy‘s James and Wes, Reichen from The Amazing Race 4, Genesis and Ruthie from The Real World, and Road Rules Sophia will be on hand, along with two guys from Fear Factor “and many more,” event organizers promise. The event occurs tonight at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood; tickets are $75, or $125 for the 8 to 10 p.m. VIP party with the “stars.” If you want to go, register by 10 a.m. PT. Hurry!… Earlier this week, GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, unveiled the nominees for the gayest reality TV shows. Competing in the brand new and totally fabulous Outstanding Reality Program category are The Amazing Race 4, America’s Next Top Model, Boy Meets Boy, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and The Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Gauntlet.

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.