Around the Net

Novelist On Reality TV: It's 'Pornography'

Ok, just how bad is reality TV? Notes Author Andrew Foster Altschul, who visited the set of "," a reality pilot about a fetish-porn factory: "It is pornography-if you define pornography as the intrusion of the camera into parts of our lives that should be private, and the representation of those things in the most prurient way possible so strangers can get off on it."

Alschul's conclusion wasn't based just on that visit but also on watching many other reality shows as research for writing his second novel, "Deus Ex Machina," about a fictional reality show. "What I saw at Kink was no more indecent than a family pretending their child is trapped in a weather balloon..." he writes.

Read the whole story at Wall Street Journal »

Next story loading loading..