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With the emergence of UnREAL this season, there have been more and more articles written about how “fake” reality TV is and what really goes on behind-the-scenes. Yesterday, the NY Post wrote a piece but specifically tailored it to the “Bachelor” franchise. Granted, this is nothing you haven’t heard me tell you 1,000 times, but it was good that they got former contestants to give specific examples of instances where a producer did something to them to elicit a reaction that wasn’t necessarily the reaction you saw on camera. Like I said, nothing I haven’t been telling you for years, but still is interesting to read this stuff coming directly from people who experienced it. So yes, on UnREAL the situations are a bit exaggerated, but the role those producers are playing and how they have to think of ways to get contestants to do/say what they want them to isn’t all that far fetched at all. Their ITM interviews, their leading questions, the way they pump certain contestants with confidence/fear depending on … Continue reading