A prophetic film about smut on TV.
Tag: reality TV
Rocco Siffredi, Honorable Local Hero
Italy’s biggest cultural export is honoured by his local region.
Daytime TV’s Unreality Problem
Why do TV game shows and documentaries insist on pretending that film crews don’t exist?
Don’t Have Nightmares, Do Sleep Well: Why 1980s Crimewatch Is A Slice Of Social History
The BBC’s crime investigation reality show re-examined.
Why the return of the reality TV flagship show is nothing to put the bunting out for.
You Are What You Watch: How ‘Diet Reality’ Gave Us Super-Sized Misery
Sickbags at the ready as we delve further into the world of hypocritical, exploitative and sensationalist ‘self-improvement’ television.
Shattered And The Rise Of Reality TV
As Channel 4 broadcasts hand-wringing documentaries about the mental health of reality stars, a reminder of how it has routinely made dangerous and exploitative TV shows for ratings and profit, fatuously disguised as ‘social experiments’.
Traingirl: the Awful Death Of Mary Wojtyla
The story behind one of the most notorious deaths ever to be caught on camera and its unexpected connections to an infamous adult video series.
This Was Their Lives: TV’s Sycophantic Celebrity Biographies
A selection of classic episodes from the UK edition of This Is Your Life.
We Don’t Need No Education
Melissa Todd makes the case against sending kids to school.