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Bravo preps gay dating show
The show is being made by a gay producer, reality veteran Douglas Ross. Already, the Traditional Values Coalition plans to alert its 43, member churches so they can protest the series, said Andrea Lafferty, executive director of the Washington-based group. Producers interviewed more than men from San Francisco, L. Their leading man, James no last names are used , is 32 and works in the human-resources department of an L. Contestants, who are unpaid, vie for James' affection in group activities and one-on-one dates over eight days in Palm Springs, Calif. James doesn't learn that some of his suitors are straight until the fourth episode. Individuals' sexual orientations are not revealed until the contestants reunite in the final segment. If one of the straight men is chosen at the end, he wins a cash prize.
Logo's Finding Prince Charming is a gay twist on The Bachelor, yet Bravo did the same thing 13 years ago with an exploitative straight twist. Read our July cover story on Boy Meets Boy below. Surprises on reality television are so cheap and common these days that most new twists and turns generate little more than a cynical chuckle from seasoned viewers.
It is hosted by actor and pop singer Lance Bass. The concept of the show is modeled after The Bachelor , but instead of having a rose ceremony, it features a black tie ceremony. The American cable network Logo ordered production of Finding Prince Charming on July 12, , and announced that Lance Bass would host of the series. On October 13, , the series was renewed for a second installment.
Finding Prince Charming: the ‘first gay dating show’ on American television
Boy Meets Boy is an American reality television show in which a gay man met and chose a mate from a group of 15 potential male suitors. The show featured the twist that the "leading man" did not know that the mix of suitors included both gay and heterosexual men. The show premiered July 29, , on the Bravo cable television channel. The show featured a gay man named James Getzlaff selecting another man to date from among a group of 15 potential suitors, known as "mates". Helping him choose was his best friend Andra Stasko.