Tuesday, January 23, 2007

I Think We've Reached the Final Frontier of Reality Shows

We've seen people stranded on desert islands. We've seen people eat pig anuses. We've seen one woman marry a millionaire whom she's never met. It seemed like it was impossible for reality television to be taken any further until I saw this on TMZ:
[S]ources tell TMZ that famed on-camera sexhibitionists [Paris] Hilton and [Jenna] Jameson have been contacted about "participating" in a reality show currently in production called "Virgin Territory," in which a group of the uninitiated will find their way to the promised land. Ironically, it's being brought to TV by the purveyor of Paris' sex tape, Kevin Blatt, who predicts that even more people will watch "Territory" than "One Night in Paris," Hilton's infamous night-visioned romp.
When I saw this, I nearly spit out my Hamburger Helper. Losing your virginity on reality television? You have to be joking right? Well, apparently the show already has a website, and if it's a joke, it's a pretty damn elaborate one. The website, by the way, is absolute hilarious, check out this paragraph from its main page:
Ten men are verified as virgins before being locked in a house in the San Fernando Valley, where they must abstain from any sexual contact, even with themselves. Their every move is monitored and recorded to ensure that they remain “Masters of their Domain.” A celebrity host presides over the Virgins as they are tested in their knowledge, desire and ability to lose their virginity.
Wait, wait, what? Medically certified virgins? How do you certify that a guy is a virgin? Who knows, but this definitely sounds like a reality show for the Fox network.