I kissed a boy, the first gay dating show, will be broadcast by the BBC in the UK on Sunday 14 May at 9pm. Based on the same model as “standard” reality TV shows, the show aims to be more inclusive and representative of the LGBT+ community.
V.St First across the channel. Gay dating series I kissed a boy (which means “I Kissed a Boy”) officially comes out this Sunday at 9 p.m BBC Three. In this program, 10 contestants in their twenties meet for the first time starting with a kiss. No chat. No posts. Just one kiss to test their chemistry instantly. At first glance, it reminds of shows like the model of the series Love IslandFrance Broadcasting has its own version W9. Singles spend several weeks in a luxurious villa in Italy, where everything is allowed to find love. Every week, candidates are eliminated. So far, nothing really innovative.
“The goal was not to take the straight show format, but instead to include gay people.”
However, series director David Brinley promises an unconventional show: “What we don’t want to do is take a straight show format and instead include only gay people,” explains Brinley. Various. “We wanted to do something completely different. There are a lot of moments in the show that you can only see with gay people.” According to the director, I kissed a boy Can’t compare to a show like Love Island. His show aims for greater representation of the LGBT+ community, thanks to the representation of different profiles: “When you only have one gay couple on a show where there are five straight couples, Only these people represent being gay“, explains David Brinley. “But When you have 10, 12 guys you get an incredibly wide range What are people’s tastes and experiences.”
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Faithfully represent the LGBT+ community
In a teaser for the series, popular Australian singer and show host Dannii Minogue called it “very important!” describes that. According to her, I kissed a boy Subtlety is the medium of reality TV Often dominated by heterocentric projects : “There should be something for everyone. Everyone wants to see real relationships on TV,” said Minogue.
So the show will stand out Emphasis is placed on physical diversity of candidates But also for their personal stories. The series features contestants from different regions and countries, cities and countryside across the UK. Having a purpose It makes the audience realize that there is no conventional way to be gay, and that should not be. (Finally) An important message that shows a Evolution in the reality TV world on content related issues. that I kissed a boy It was the first gay dating show in the UK. She is not the only one bringing the LGBT+ community to the fore. Cont Netflix The Ultimatum will return for a second season on May 24. This new version of The Ultimatum: Strange Love Contains only odd and non-binary pairs. Whether the BBC show lives up to its promises remains to be seen.
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