MTV airs the official Real World Denver promo

The Real World Denver‘s official promo is now airing on MTV, and just like the alleged hot tub footage, it features two cast members making out.

The promo, which shows the cast playing spin the bottle, is not actual footage from the show, but instead a separately shot and produced commercial. It’s an interesting metaphor for the series’ evolution; the show that used to be appealing because of the organic drama has become so self-aware that they now just script promos that concentrate on the two things that nearly every episode focuses on: drinking and hooking up.

Perhaps more significantly, the promo is heavily focused on the two white girls and a white guy; “the two black cast members (Tyrie and Steven) and the gay guy (Davis) don’t even really appear,” Get Real Denver notes. Here’s the promo:

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.

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