3:55 PM, August 2nd, 2011

Speaking of MTV, the Village Voice got hold of a copy of the Real World contract. Some highlights:

• You may be humiliated and explicitly portrayed “in a false light.” (12)
• Interacting with other cast members carries the risk of “non-consensual physical contact” and should you contract AIDS, etc. during such an interaction, MTV is not responsible. (7)
• You’re not pregnant and you won’t become pregnant before the show’s done filming. If you do become pregnant, you’ll tell the Producer immediately—and pregnancy is grounds for dismissal. (38)
• You grant the Producer blanket rights to your life story. (49)
• Under ordinary circumstances, all of this would be considered a “serious” invasion of privacy. (11)

To that last point, in reality TV anything goes.

2:47 PM, April 28th, 2011
Considering the overlap between porn and reality TV and the proliferation of amateur porn sites, it was probably inevitable that the show would cast someone who’d had sex for money. Equally inevitable is the MTV audience’s ability to find Dustin’s porn past.
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