Tonight, the Logo Network (AfterEllen.com’s parent company) is premiering the third season of its Truth or Dare minus the Dare – type reality show, 1 Girl 5 Gays. I had never seen the show before, but I do know this is the first time a group of lesbians was chosen as the five gays. Now, I’m a huge lover of trashy reality television, but I always get nervous when it’s people who I identify with who are divulging embarrassing secrets or acting like complete a-holes. So, I came into this with a timid tummy and a drink in hand.
For those of you who haven’t seen the show, it’s a discussion between a panelist of five gay men, now five gay women, led by the inquisitive and lovely Aliya-Jasmine Sovani. Aliya-Jasmine is not only the one mainstay on the show, she is also the lone straight entity. As host, she asks 20 very (and I mean very) candid questions about love, sex and some other topics I wasn’t prepared for. I had no clue Canadians could get so nasty. I got maple syrup everywhere.
Seriously, this is not the show you want to have on in the background when you’re visiting the family, while you’re babysitting or if you’re in a space where you can’t hear a damn thing because you’re definitely going to want to hear what they’re saying, regardless of whether it makes you squirm.
The girls who were chosen for this first episode were what I would consider a nice group in terms of looks, eclectic style, varied representations of butch/femme and being more honest with the world than I’ve sometimes been with my own diary.
Get ready for hearing things like: “I have total nipple confidence,” “Bloody murder sex” and a lot of flirtation between Alysha and Brittany. By the end of the first episode, I was ready to hold a bake sale to pay for a hotel for the two of them to just get it on already. Thankfully, they are two of the hottest girls on the show. One of them looks like a cross between Kristen Stewart and Scarlett Johansson and the other is hot and likes Allison Mosshart. It’s a win-win for everyone, really.
A lot of the questions being asked were a bit juvenile and leading, but a good amount were probably really great to talk about so openly for young girls who don’t have other gay girl friends to talk about such things. Also, the sound bites from this show are outstanding. I might try to make a remix.
There really was nothing in this episode that made me cringe, but episode two seems to bring the drama. A few of the girls get switched out and some hook-ups have begun. Time to let our freak flags fly, ladies!
Domestic readers will be able to watch the episodes right here at AfterEllen.com, as we’ll be streaming them the Tuesday morning after they’ve aired on Logo. I’m interested in hearing what you all have to think, especially about these personalities compared to some of the manufactured drama of The Real L Word.
Check out this preview clip of the first lesbian episode of 1 Girl, 5 Gays:
The first lesbian episode of 1 Girl, 5 Gays premieres tonight (and continues every following Monday) on Logo at 11 pm ET/PT.