If there’s one thing I’ve learned from reality TV it’s that sex sells. Sex sells in general really, but watch anything from Big Brother to any of the ‘…Shore‘ series and the question is always when two people are going to just have sex and get it over with.
It’s hard to believe that this used to be unheard of. There was almost a furore when Big Brother launched in the UK because there was the possibility that some people might have sex. Of course no one realised that if they did it would likely be obscured by a duvet and some horrible night vision photography until it just looked like two people trying to wrestle with a gopher in a sleeping bagt. Even the producers of one of my favourite reality shows, The Real World, admitted in later years that they made alcohol more freely available so as to lower the inhibitions of the contestants.
The Onion, for those that don’t know, is the best satirical site well…ever. The content they manage to put out daily is staggering, whether it’s just an amusing headline or a fully fledged article. In fact they’re so good at what they do that there’s a whole website dedicated to people who think their stories are real. But at some point print wasn’t enough, so they produced original video content. The newest of these is the fantastic Sex House.
I’ll link to the episodes below. But before that a few words: While the first episode might seem like a semi-amusing riff on sex culture in reality TV (Everything from the music choices to the editing is spot on), things soon take a turn for the bizarre until the house begins to resemble a place of hellish torment that is incredibly insistent on seeing the cast fuck for the enjoyment of the TV viewing public. Already I feel like I’ve said too much.
So watch, and enjoy, and consider the lengths that ‘reality’ TV goes to show us two strangers shagging.