South Florida Makes Big, Queer Reality TV Show History
In the event that you've had better things to do than watch
MTV deteriorate into a steaming sewer of reality programming, you may have missed
South Florida's double-time queer cast previewed on Real World Brooklyn. The show's 21st season premiers
January 7 and will follow its first-ever transgender character - a Broward male-to-female
named Katelynn - along with a gay
Beach dolphin trainer (the mammal, not the team) as
they "stop being polite and start getting real" in front of a tilted-for-effect
camera.Katelynn Cusanelli, 24, is a former
her gender reassignment surgery. Judging by her Facebook profile, she's now doing
a decent job "passing" in
male character's thoughtful reflection: "Dude, she was born a man!" And it
promises a hipster Mormon and a macho military guy.
and film seem to be sloooowly becoming more comfortable with the idea of trans
and cross-dressing characters in non-comedy roles, at least when it comes to
guys becoming ladies. (Transamerica, A Girl Like Me: The
Gwen Araujo Story even All My Children) For
some reason, though,
digest chick-to-dude tranny folk. But, hey, there's always season
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