Tonya Cooley starring in Cinemax soft core porn movie “Lost in Ecstasy”

The Real World Chicago‘s Tonya Cooley is taking her acting career to the next level, appearing in a soft-core porn film on Cinemax. Although she doesn’t receive top billing, Tonya is essentially the star of a 27-minute episode, as an observant reality blurred reader noticed. This line of work is not entirely new to her; earlier, she appeared in Playboy.

In “The Erotic Traveler 02: Lost in Ecstasy,” which is available on Cinemax OnDemand and airs several times Wednesday and Sunday, “A photo of a couple in a passionate embrace sparks a debate between Marissa and Allison as to whether it depicts romance, ecstasy or lust,” according to the network.

In the episode–I can’t believe I watched it, even with lots of fast-forwarding; I suffer for my art–a series of imagined flashbacks about the man and woman in the photo lead, of course, to various sexual encounters. Tonya’s characters (she appears to play more than one, but really, no one spent a lot of time on the script) are involved in multiple sex scenes, probably simulated and not at all hard-core. Still, she appears fully nude as she walks on a beach topless, gives and receives oral sex, is penetrated from behind, and has other forms of sex.

While her dialogue is about as awkward and bad as it was in E!’s The Scorned, she does a respectable job faking sex. Below is photographic evidence that’s mostly PG-13 but probably NSFW.

Tonya Cooley in Lost in Ecstasy

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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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.