…And then there’s reality television. How long can the travesty continue before the zombies figure out these shows aren’t real? Cleverly edited and stoked for ratings, reality TV is about as real as the breasts at a pricey Vegas night club. All of it dramatic illusion, but most believing it’s a legitimate microcosm of life. In a 2014 article on Deadspin.com, Floyd Mayweather actually confesses to the Nevada State Athletic Commission that his reality TV show “All Access” is completely fake. Scenes, manufactured and scripted. That marijuana joint? Fake. That thirty-one-minute-long bout? Fake. Think YouTube is different? Those funny videos with millions of views? Fake. One regrettable look at the comments reveals people are clueless. Many of these life portraits are more shadowed manipulations on the wall, nebulous realities, and clever Photoshops making us more malleable to the SCRIPT and less malleable to the real world.
DeMarco, MJ. UNSCRIPTED: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Entrepreneurship (p. 49). Viperion Publishing Corporation. Kindle Edition.