the adult industry embraces reality TV.

the adult industry embraces reality TV.
The adult industry has two new reality-TV related offerings, both spotted by Fleshbot. (Some of the links here are probably not safe for work, unless you work for yourself or don’t particularly care for your job.) Joe Porn Star appears to be a legitimate competition sponsored by, which “is searching for an average guy who wants to make his porn star fantasies come true,” AVN Online reports. The winner will “get to bang 25 hot chicks on cam,” according to the site’s graceful description; applications are being accepted. American Porn Star, however, appears to use reality TV as the “plot” for gay porn. It seems like a quasi-legitimate rip-off of American Idol, complete with a host named Jason Sechrest and a site that looks familiar. But all bets are off once the “judges” start taking off their clothes and getting into the action (watch the trailer).

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.