reality TV

On “90 Day Fiancé,” Love Is a Form of Capital

90 Day Fiancé exposes the attitudes and practices that have foreground America’s history of anti-immigrant sentiment, nativism, racism, and xenophobia.

In Favor of Straight White Viewers, “Queer Eye” Lives in the Middle Ground

Many straight women love and enjoy Queer Eye. Does it hold the same weight with queer women? Read more »

Reality Check: What Gets Left on “Queer Eye’s” Cutting-Room Floor?

Narratives outside of those constructed and aired by Netflix suggest much more meaningful interactions took place during filming. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Queer Love on “The Bachelor”

Finally, the queer love story we all deserve. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: “The Bachelor” Is Bad

There is no decency to be found in reality TV. Read more »

Amara Y Mas: Race, Ethnicity, and Afro-Latinx Womanhood

What if we tore down the house that narrows our vision of Latinx identity? Read more »

Bait and Switch: The 7 Best Episodes of “Catfish”

What a mess. I couldn’t stop watching if I tried. Read more »

Who Did the Real Housewives Vote For?

An in-depth investigation. Read more »

Trump is Treating the Election As His Own Terrible Reality TV Show

On The Apprentice, contestants were rewarded for bad behavior and putting profit over all. Now Trump brings those shady ethics to the campaign trail.  Read more »

“Top Chef” Star Karen Akunowicz Talks about Gender Dynamics in the Kitchen

Karen Akunowicz brings queer femme representation into the world of mainstream reality TV.  Read more »

On “The Bachelor,” Women Labor for Love—But Don’t Dare Call it Sex Work

Women are expected to perform a tightrope walk between sexy and chaste.  Read more »

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