After years of reality TV stars who earned their fame and fortune through genital osmosis fronting shows that pretend they are separately interesting individuals, Bravo’s Andy Cohen has sidestepped the artistic pretense of series like Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Basketball Wives, et al. by developing the self-explanatory I Slept With A Celebrity. Proceeding to explain the show anyway, The Hollywood Reporter says each weekly episode of this, the inevitable nadir of our rewarding with endless fascination anyone who’s touched a crotch that’s been on television, will see two guests “dishing about how their walk with fame led to a walk of shame,” all the way to the bank.
According to the synopsis, said dishing will include details on “where they met, where they went and what they wore—or didn’t,” with that last part being a sly nod to someone being nude, a state that allows for the exposing of sex organs. Most intriguingly, these are sex organs belonging to famous people, which is why they deserve a television show devoted to discussing them.
“A one-night stand is usually nothing to brag about, but what if the person you slept with is famous?” THR adds in what is not a rhetorical question illustrating the debased emptiness of our modern, celebrity-obsessed existence, but rather an actual pitch for the show.
That pitch is currently being shopped around to various networks by Cohen, who has spent the past decade producing the Real Housewives franchise and hosting Watch What Happens Live, and thus has experience with shows about using sex for personal gain and making celebrities feel used. It’s expected to be passed on by E! executives, who are pretty sure they already adapted this format into a network.
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