The producer of shows such as The Bachelor and other reality TV crap has teamed up with Fox again to bring us a new kind of dating/elimination/survivor-esque/drama-filled/over-hyped/so-far-removed-from-real-life show.
This time, on the heels of the huge popularity of such shows as America’s Biggest Loser, they’re bringing us a “bachelor” type show featuring average people (Lest we’ve forgotten, the average in the U.S. is to be at least moderately overweight, being that one is actually in the minority if he or she is not overweight or obese).
Enough of these shows featuring “attractive” people falling in “love”! Who wants to see that?
BRING ON THE BBW’s!
Fox has begun casting for their new show called More to Love:
“For six years, it’s been skinny-minis and good-looking bachelors, and that’s not what the dating world looks like,” says Fox’s Mike Darnell.
“Why don’t real women — the women who watch these shows, for the most part — have a chance to find love too?”
Haha! Yes indeed. I wonder if Darnell means the kind of love where you don’t act yourself when you’re around potential “love” candidates because you have a camera following you around and are being watched by millions? Why can’t real women find this kind of “love”?!? What a shame.
On the other hand, I suppose just as The Biggest Loser is unrealistic for most people, it can still be inspiring for us “normies”. I can imagine some normies that have been estranged to the dating world due to some negative self-talk being inspired to get out there again, and perhaps feeling a little better about themselves. In that respect it can be a good thing. Or said person could have the opposite opinion of the show, and watching it would make themselves feel worse. Really it would all depend on the viewer’s state of mind.
“It may be a little controversial,” Darnell says,”but I think it will mostly be positive. This is so simple and so obvious, yet it has never been done.”
“We want to send the message that you can be the size you are and still be lovable.”
I’ll definitely be checking it out. I’m curious what the producers think a “real” person looks like. They may accidentally prove to us that being fat doesn’t make you any more “real”, it just makes you fat. Apparently if you’re not overweight you’re not real.
I can’t wait to find out what the fat acceptance feministas have to say about this.
[via here & here]
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