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).

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

NBC's super-fun December a capella singing competition The Sing-Off is returning, but without its star judge, Ben Folds, and only as a two-hour special. Those are really depressing changes for a series that proved itself to be a super-fun show when it returned last December.

A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

What is it like to have your life turned into reality TV? Director Anna Martemucci, one of the two directors featured on Starz' exceptional reality series, talks about that, the competition, and her collaboration with her husband and brother-in-law.

Plus: How the show's producers tried to keep the $250,000 competition fair.

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.