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MTV Turning Catfish Into A Reality Show
Relatively Media is developing a reality show for MTV based on the film Catfish. The documentary follows a photographer who falls in love with a woman he meets on Facebook but eventually finds out she isnít exactly who she claimed to be. The reality show will likely take a similar look at the subject.
According to Variety, MTVís reality series, which is still in the early stages of development, will likely focus on people who intentionally ďmisidentify themselvesĒ online and the repercussions that follow.
I liked Catfish. It touches on a subject thatís been fairly relevant since the internet went mainstream and thereís definitely an interesting story told throughout the film. With that said, the documentary had me wondering if those who questioned its authenticity may be on to something. Everything comes together a little too well. The filmmakers say it's 100% real. Regardless, Iím even more skeptical of an MTV reality show take on the subject but itís really too early to tell. Weíll have to wait and see what MTV plans to do with the concept.
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