Mtv dating relaity show
The 2007 MTV show began with Tila, then a popular My Space personality and men’s magazine model, meeting the 16 straight men and 16 lesbians who had been picked to live in a house and compete for her love.Prior to the end of the first episode, none of the contestants were informed of Tila’s bisexuality—or the presence of contestants who didn’t share their gender. I Like Boys and Girls,” introduced Tila as a confused arbiter of her own sexual orientation.
In each of the show’s first seven seasons, 20 singles (and sometimes an additional wild card or two) were put through a “rigorous matchmaking process” and chosen to live together in a massive house.There are unnecessary fights, illicit makeouts, and love triangles galore. But as the entertainment industry has slowly shifted to offer more nuanced portrayals of queer people, attempts to apply that impulse to the rowdiest corner of television.