Posted by: Jon Fine on September 7, 2007
It should have been blindingly obvious that Tila Tequila’s MySpace fame would continue migrating offline, and indeed it has. First, the record deal; now the reality show. From Variety:
[MTV] has greenlit “A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila,” a reality-dating show featuring the titular star, whose MySpace profile is touted as having the most friends in the history of MySpace.
Show is set up in the manner of “The Bachelor”: about 30 contestants will move into a house and be put through a set of competitions in a bid to win Tequila’s affections. The star will make eliminations at the end of every episode.
Further hook is that Tequila, who is described as bisexual, will be choosing among men and women; contestants will be split evenly between straight men and gay women.
Some time ago I was convinced that CBS’ Kid Nation (a show we’ve heard so much about, we’re in danger of getting sick of it before it even debuts) was the reality show most perfectly pitched on the razor-thin line between genius and evil. But that was before I heard the set-up for “A Shot At Love With etc.”
Although I can’t imagine actually watching “A Shot At Love.” In recent months, my tolerance for pain-inducing TV has dropped somewhat. I’ve got a DVR full of “The Two Coreys”—which I’ve already spent too much time thinking about—but I’ve been afraid to actually sit through any of it.
Meanwhile: in 1990 or so I was briefly in a band that had a song about (and named after) a drunk the bassist once met at a bar: