reality TV

“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 »

The Brilliance of Effie Brown

Effie Brown is the only reason to watch Project Greenlight. But she is a dang good reason.  Read more »

With Her Own Reality Show, Caitlyn Jenner Aims to Ease the Lives of All Trans People

From the moment she announced her intention to transition, trans activists and allies worried about how Caitlyn Jenner would comport herself in the role of “the most famous trans person alive.” Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Guilty Pleasures

  Game of Thrones, Taylor Swift, Scandal—oh my! So much of the pop culture we consume is a guilty pleasure—media we're a little embarrassed to admit we kinda love. Some guilty pleasures are truly shlock. But at the same time, what's considered... Read more »

New Reality Show "Modern Dads" is Extremely Boring

Modern Dads is a new reality television show on A&E that follows the lives of four stay-at-home fathers in Austin, Texas. There have only been three episodes so far, but it probably won’t last long because... Read more »

"Burning Love" is the Reality Dating Show Spoof You've Long Desired

  Last week, NBC premiered Ready for Love, the latest bland iteration of reality dating shows. In the show, three interchangeable clean cut dudes pick from groups of... Read more »

RuPaul's Drag Race: The Season Premiere's Best Moments Illustrated

RuPaul’s Drag Race debuted its fifth season this week. If you’ve never watched the show, all you need to know is that it’s the sparkling vision of glamazon mastermind, RuPaul. In this... Read more »

Project Runway Season 10: Avant-Garded

It was an avant-garde “electric fantasie” on last night’s Project Runway, and if you don’t know what that means don’t worry—the designers had no clue either. This is not our beautiful house. Read more »

End of Gender: Bringin' Out the Bono

With hidden cameras and a hint of pedantry, ABC’s primetime series What Would You Do? has tested society’s comfort with everything from same-sex parents to public breastfeeding. ... Read more »