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This season has gotten more complicated than the show’s prior iterations, but it’s intriguing for reasons beyond the new statistical challenge.
Of course, the series still operates within the framework of reality television.
Indeed, the show was later mired in controversy following reports that Tila isn’t actually bisexual (and she has since gone on to court attention from neo-Nazis), but it ran for two seasons and inspired a spin-off.
Now, nearly 12 years after the premiere of takes a wildly different approach to depicting queer, and particularly bi/pansexual, attraction.
“I lived the first 20-something years of my life as a completely different person, and now I’m in a new frame of mind, I’m in a new body, I’ve got a brand new ,000 chest!
Like the hyper-branded festivities it coincided with, the show is a fascinating tonal mashup: The episodes that have aired thus far weave lessons about sexuality and gender (and the politics of dating while queer) into every element of the show.In one early scene, for example, the show’s lone trans cast member, Kai, asks Jenna, the woman he’s been connecting with since the first day, if she’d be willing to join him while he takes his routine testosterone shots.Rather than feel voyeuristic or inappropriate, the moment is tender and, for many viewers, familiar.Disappointingly, James and Andra’s selection process also included regurgitating harmful intra-community stereotypes about bisexual people.(So, too, did , by contrast, burdened its contestants, not its lead, with the shady reveal.