Walking in the jungle, she mumbles, “This is like the beginning of a bad porno.” She’s bound for the zip line, but pauses to mock the very conventions of the show: “This is my version of getting to know somebody.I don’t like that (beep) like, ‘So, what are you looking for and how long have you been single?’ I just want to (beep) because that’s what I do.” But, like many who speak truth to power, Katie is treated roughly.
The other good-sport contestants don’t know what to make of her.
Later, drunk and alone back at the Jungle Villa, she tells the camera, “This is so un-fun.” Then she offers a sweeping critical appraisal of the entire enterprise, voicing an opinion that I suspect is widely shared by viewers who have lasted this long: “Like, if you’re not gonna to get wild in the pool, that is boring as (beep) to me.” Katie is, so far, the outlier, a holdover, perhaps, from another era of reality television, when crass, low-budget shows felt no need to bolster their respectability or offer any credible justification for their existence beyond a mere shrug and the words “Why not?
But none of it has worked.” It has come to this, she seems to say, a bit pityingly.
“This is a radical dating experience, but it will allow you to date in the most honest way possible.” It is traditional matchmaking with a modern, efficient twist, another boring and earnest contemporary lifehack for grownups tired of wasting their time.
VH1 is currently airing a reality show called “Dating Naked,” and you would be forgiven for assuming—or even, let’s be honest, hoping—that it was the stage for a hedonistic, debauched scene of young singles gone wild.
The nervous folks at the Parents Television Council certainly did; they issued a statement condemning Mc Donald’s for sponsoring such obvious filth.
“Both of you are here for the same reason, you’re single.
You’ve tried everything from the bar scene to blind dates, and even online dating.
At the end of each episode, the two contestants will decide whether or not to move forward with their suitors.
Click through to see some of the most salacious scenes from the upcoming first season.
And, for a naked dating show, there are plenty of covered moments back at the so-called Jungle Villa (Clothing Optional), where the contestants, contrary to the spirit of the show, seem to get to know each other better when seeing less of one another.