In the summer of 2003, Bravo premiered straight men who were pretending to be gay. You might think that, by the end of a very busy week-long tour, Kate would be exhausted, unenthused about getting dressed up for the cameras. to India—you’re probably jet-lagged, disoriented, otherwise exhausted.
The show revealed this secret toward the end: if the bachelor successfully selected a gay man as his match, he’d win money and a trip to New Zealand. But, oh no, ever the professional, the Duchess pulled off winning looks down the very end. And then, at that moment, you have to get dressed up and wear something fancy and be photographed by hundreds of people.
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My friends always wanted me to go out because I was their wingman.
At some point, maybe two months after, I was like, "Guys, I’m done going out, I can’t handle it, it’s too much." You get a little paranoid at certain points because you don’t know if someone knows you for real and you should remember their name, or if it’s a random person.
All week long, Vulture explores what happens to reality TV contestants after the show ends — and the future of the genre itself. This is the question that typically follows a stint on a reality-TV dating show.
I would describe the paperwork that you have to sign on a show like this, or any reality show where you have to cohabit with people and date them, the release that you need to sign — to say the word “comprehensive” would be an understatement.
We’re talking about a document that is thick and weighty, that releases the production company and the network from almost every conceivable possibility. I can’t even think of enough words to describe how in-depth that release is.
Is there language in the paperwork that states contestants may be in a situation where they are drinking excessive amounts of alcohol and are engaging in sexual relationships with other contestants?
The language in the document basically outlines the fact that you will be presented with every type of environment, people, and compromising situations by volunteering to be on the show.