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 SexMoney.com, 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 Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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.