If you’ve been reading the blog recently (or media outlets from The Vancouver Sun to Jezebel to The Frisky), you know I launched a satirical book trailer and webisode series last week, Reality Rehab with Dr. Jenn, which spoofs — and then liberates — reality TV’s stock characters through media literacy therapy.
In the final webisode of the series, The Gangsta Guy (actor Brian Moreland)–one of seven Reality Rehab cast members–starts out embodying all the racial stereotypes about men of color in reality TV (“I’ll pimp out every ho in this room! Of course I’ve been arrested. I’m from the hood!”). Yet during the course of media literacy therapy, we learn that he is only pretending to be a “G” because, as an urban planner, if he wins MTV’s “From Gs to Gents” he and his architect wife will be able to use the prize money to build community centers for troubled youth.
Like The Gangsta Guy? Blog him, tweet him, post him to Tumblr, share him on your Facebook wall — let’s make him go viral!
What, you say you haven’t seen the previous webisodes? Well, then, as Veronica Arreola says, “you’re missing out on a world of funny.” Check out — and then share/tweet/blog about — the whole series:
TRAILER (and series website): Reality Rehab with Dr. Jenn
Reality Rehab Webisode 1: The Desperate Bachelorette
Reality Rehab Webisode 2: The Angry Black Woman
Reality Rehab Webisode 3: The “Real” Housewife
Reality Rehab Webisode 4: The Top Model
Reality Rehab Webisode 5: The Slutty Bitch
Reality Rehab Webisode 6: The Douchebag Dude
***And stay tuned for the full-length (approx. 24 minutes) feature episode, coming soon to www.realitybitesbackbook.com
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