Whether or not last fall's documentary "Catfish" was real or a hoax, this much is certain: the thriller has spawned a new MTV series.
Variety reports that the network is developing a reality show based on the controversial movie, in which New York photographer Nev Schulman falls for a woman on Facebook, travels to Michigan to meet her, and is shocked to discover that she's not quite who she claims to be.
Though the intriguing film is billed as a documentary, skeptics claimed that many of the scenes had been scripted or set up.
According to Variety, the creative team from "Catfish" will be involved in the MTV project, which would likely focus on people who misrepresent themselves online and the fallout that occurs as a result.
Would you watch a "Catfish"-style reality series?
i have been online have met some nice people but have had a conection with some who i have never met i am not sure but i do believe they are not real so i have moved onbut i must say it is hard not to think of them and weather they r true r not i am glad u help others keep up the good work
Sounds squimishly awkward (one of those hate-to-watch-but-can't-help-it moments) but I LOVED "Catfish" - way better than The Social Network (maybe because MONEY wasn't/isn't the motivation?)
I'm more of a trout kind of guy.
Tom is not a black. My guess is that he is just some guy making a stereotypical statement to get the like minded riled up. From the comments that I am reading, he was successful.
Where in this story does it say anything about black people? I just don't see it...hmmm ?
I don't have much of a life so I just watch whatever comes on tv. Yep my name is Head Diva and I don't have a life. I just watch tv. I don't know why I call myself a diva. Divas don't stay home and just watch tv...I must be an ugly, fat and used up diva.
Sure Iwould watch it. Gotta be better than the same ole run of the mill tv programming they have now. Has to be better than the bs reality shows were watching now. Really! I think I understand now what they mean when they say 'It doesnt take much to keep an idiot amused.' Just look at the ratings and see how many people are actually watching.
Who tells the truth on facebook? I know I dont believe most of the crap on facebook if i never met you I tend not to just trust what is said on some internet social page!! Come on be real there still strangers!
Haha, dat was funny. If y'all start makin jokes about fried chicken, watermelon, or who my daddy is, I will find you and put you on +' with Al Sharpton and Jessee Jackson, mofo!
Another trouble making, race card pulling fool. Somehow those people have to insert it into everything. WOW! Thats why America is the way it is, filled with so much hatred towardseach other. If you want to be considered equal, then quit using that lame excuse for everything. Its old/tiresome/just plain stupid. Besides were sick of it already.
I really like fried catfish. Catfish and hushpuppies are good ! Especially with a glass of sweet tea. May i have extrie tartar sauce please ?
Of course if you force me to see you as a black man instead of a man, you have already lost your footing as an equal.
Really, why is that? Because you can't see them as equals? Nice job of outing yourself as a bigot, there.
@tom: What part of Africa are you from? If you were born here, you're a plain American. Don't stoop to using liberal group-identifying labels, man. Just be yourself.
I would watch a reality show based on Catfish. Then again, I watch just about ANY reality series.
@tom, what are you refering to? Are you refering to this particular story or just any story where are bunch of people make moronic comments?
Did any of these development people see the doc 'talhotblond?" So much more powerful and harrowing than Catfish. They should be doing something with that movie.
What does this have to do with race in the slightest?
I think someone has contracted a mean case of Trollitis!
Wow. Just wow. I have no idea what your talking about, but I do find your choice for a screename very ironic considering your comment. Know where I'm gong with that?
The social injustice about facebook? Um....Uncle Tom, do you even know what you are talking about?
Thanks Thai, that's what I was going for.
Hahahhahaaaha. good one.
You have got to be kidding me Uncle Tom RACE you BRING Race into this? Is there anything you won't bring race into? How about the color of snow is that too a race thing?
DONT FEED THE TROLL!!!!!!!
I think I know what you mean, but the movie and the upcoming reality show are not what you think it is.
Blah blah blah......you people perpetuate racism by your constant whining about it. Just like the f@gs. If you want to be treated like normal people, act NORMAL. Don't expect special treatment. Your ancestors were slaves, not YOU. After 5 or 6 generations, your kind still cries about reparations and getting even. Isn't that what made it okay for OJ to get away with murder, because blacks were slaves 300 years ago? Your idea of making up for it is getting away with murder, right?
Leave it to a black to make it a race issue.
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