As premiere night approaches, I'm leaning more and more to not watching 'Finding Prince Charming.' Do we need to subject ourselves to live Grindr / Scruff drama thrown into one house where everyone is zero feet away from each other?
Now some may say I'm not going to watch because the bachelor guy, Robert Sepulveda Jr., was a prostitute / rent boy / someone who sold his emotions and body for profit. And yes, that might be part of it. We all can fake those emotions about love and interest, but how are these 13 guys going to do against a professional? And did Robert think that his sex for hire past wouldn't come up or be an issue? I'm thinking Logo did know, but was hoping for ratings. How would one of the bachelorettes fare if people found out she was a former prostitute? What if we found out he had three kids and was divorced thrice from women? Or do you start dating someone from the here and now and his past shouldn't matter? Let's hope there's no double standard and the contestants aren't judged on their pasts.
I guess we all deserve love and we should give Robert Sepulveda Jr. a chance. But what chance is Logo giving him? It looks like they've narrowed down the field to a handsome fit bunch of guys. Yes, handsome fit, Western looking gentlemen. Did Robert have a say as to what kind of guys he has courting him? I noticed no heavier set men, and no asians. Hmmm, but apparently there are some femme guys and that seems to have become an issue in the household.
According to The Wrap, episode one will seen contestants Robby and Sam clash over the former’s effeminacy.
Flamboyant beauty expert Robby will reportedly attract the ire of rival Sam after shouting “let’s get this party started, bitches,” at the start of the show. According to reports, Sam will be seen to be visibly disgusted, while other contestants will refer to Robby’s “larger-than-life” personality.
Later in the episode, Sam confronts Robby, asking him, “Are you always over the top like this? Is this just who you are?” in front of the other contestants.
“I would never do anything that perpetuated stereotypes that I thought were destructive,” show creator Brian Graden told TheWrap. “What happened was the honest reaction and we thought it was important to explore.” – attitude.co.uk
So no fats, some femmes, no Asians. Good job Logo. But then again there aren't too many big cis girls or asians on the bachelor that often if at all.
I'm just afraid this is going to turn into 'Finding The Best Sex Partner' as opposed to finding love. How would you change the 'Finding Prince Charming' to make it something worth watching?
Sex columnist Dan Savage chimed in on the show and states as it stands, the contestants "could be as attracted to each other as Sepulveda who is supposed to be the prize."
They need to create a supply-and-demand imbalance that isn’t about gender or genitals—and you know what? It really wouldn’t be that hard. Just cast one exclusive gay top as your bachelor and thirteen gay power bottoms as your suitors. Or vice-versa. That’s all it would take.
Cast a hunky older bear as the bachelor and thirteen skinny twinks who are exclusively attracted to hunky older bears as his suitors. Or vice-versa. Or cast a hot leather/BDSM Master as the bachelor and thirteen leather/BDSM slaves as his suitors. Or vice-versa. (No switches!) Or cast one skinny guy into big guys as the bachelor and thirteen big guys into skinny guys as his suitors. Or vice-versa. thestranger.com
What do you think of Dan's approach to Logo's attempt at a dating game?
Do you think there should be a top / bottom pairing? Screw the versatile guys?
What about a twink / bear season?
Will you watch?
I may give in and watch, but it may just be to see which contestant I would choose to date. Better yet, I think I'll watch and play Fuck / Marry / Kill with all 15 gay boys. Can't leave Lance out!
And of course all of the above was my opinion, not the magazine's.