“Naked and Afraid” drops people in the wilderness without even the clothes on their backs in the name of survivalist experiment; the nudity isn’t really prurient, unless you really love human misery.It’s the necessarily ratcheted-up version of what “Survivor” was supposed to be when it launched 14 years ago — a test of human endurance.
VH1’s “Dating Naked,” which began last night, paradoxically gains little from its conceit — that contestants must choose one of three suitors while they’re all in the altogether. Mention is made, early on, to everyone’s vague discomfort with the situation (no one knows where to look!
), but the show takes weirdly little advantage of the fact that it could potentially strip away the rhetoric and pretension around dating shows.
I've not seen this show nor the other ones that I will mention.
I have seen advertisements in magazines featuring attractive couples standing totally in the buff except for a miniscule X strategically placed over crotches and nipples.
Frontal private parts are barely pixilated while attractive contestants hug, hold hands, swim, enjoy mud baths, surf, horseback ride, boogie board, sit around the campfire and sip Jack Daniels as they passionately kiss and make out without a stitch of clothing. And yes it's all about ratings and money and pushing the envelope further under the guise of "entertainment."The music industry is doing the same thing as unsuspecting parents and children are drawn into this web of decadence. 12:8 describes our culture: "vileness is exalted among the children of man."Bare the Truth1.