reality TV

She’s so Pure: “The Bachelor” Still Has a Virginity Problem

Madison’s “purity” rhetoric illustrates a much broader, scarier problem with her virginity-focused narrative arc.

“Love Is Blind” Shows There’s No Bisexual Boom for Black Men

Televison’s “bisexual boom” hasn’t yet reached Black men. Read more »

The Lie That Feeds Our Ugly Fascination with Makeover Shows

How do you produce a show that purports to make women more beautiful—presenting them as undesirable as is—and still manage to preach self-love? Read more »

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. Read more »

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 »

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