MTV’s bisexual dating show A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila debuts tonight

Tonight at 10 p.m. ET, MTV kicks off reality TV’s first bisexual dating show. A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila follows the MySpace friendwhore and model as she looks for love among a group of 16 straight men and 16 gay women.

Tila insists that she’s actually bisexual, and is not just pretending for the sake of her show. “I’ve been doing this for a long frickin’ time. To anyone who doubts that, I would say: Track back and look at my history. I am definitely not a newbie,” she told The Advocate. That said, she wasn’t above going for shock value. She reveals that in one challenge, “Everyone had to eat a [artificial] penis and balls. It was like, ‘Whoever deep-throats that wins a date with me!’ So you see these straight guys eating a penis.”

Even with their willingness to eat fake penis, at least some of the straight men and some of the lesbians seem to have issues with competing against people with different sexual orientations. Initially, they’re kept apart, which creates drama when they learn they’re competing against each other, as MTV’s trailer for the new series reveals:

A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila [MTV]
Bisexuals Get Their 15 Minutes [Advocate]

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