"Plaintiff has suffered and continues to suffer extreme emotional distress, mental anguish, humiliation and embarrassment. Defendants knew or reasonably should have known that broadcasting an individual’s vagina and anus on national cable television would cause substantial and severe emotional distress." The image was shown as she playfully wrestled naked on a beach with her date for the VH1 program.
The show bills itself as a “new social experiment” where contestants “bare their souls” as they meet for the first time on an island resort. At the end they choose who they would like to continue dating when they return home.
Dating game shows are television game shows that incorporate a dating system in the form of a game with clear rules.
could be a reflection of Americans’ voracious appetite for [sexual content].” Mc Cormick said he suspects the acceptance of these shows relates to Americans’ tendency to seek out sexually explicit content.
“We are the most porn-viewing nation in the entire world,” he said.
New Jersey, as a setting, is home to shows as thematically varied as “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” “Cake Boss,” “Jersey Couture” and any number of “Jersey Shore” spinoffs (most recently TV Guide’s “The Sorrentinos”); other regions-as-genres have included Atlanta and, for a strange stretch of time, Dallas.
The concept of a competition that tests an obscure or unusual skill has been stretched to its limit with shows from “Skin Wars” (about body-painting) to “Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge.” And the dating, real estate and survival genres have all lately tried to achieve addition by subtraction — by forcing cast members to take off their clothes. But the nudity is dispensed with so quickly that one begins to forget why this is a show at all.
The audience sees only the game; an important feature of all dating game shows is that the contestants have little or no previous knowledge of each other, and are exposed to each other only through the game, which may include viewing a photograph or at least knowing the basic criteria for participation (typically participants are not already married).