The Real World Homecoming: Los Angeles Examines Conversations Around Consent 'Localizes: The real world: How to Live: Real Life!
You shouldn't read as long as you have not watched the premiere episode of The Real World Homecoming: Los Angeles streaming now on Paramount Plus.
During the summer of 1993, reality television cameras captured the moment when David Edwards, a cast member of The Real World: Los Angeles, pulled the covers off of Tami Roman (then Tama Akbar), who was almost naked in bed. The teasing was darkened, as he was snatching the blankets to protect her from the cameras and the others in the house, and eventually re-invented the incident nearly three decades later.
The second season of the reunion in the Los Angeles series began Nov. 24 the first of which began with a new season, The Real World: Los Losers, has exploded with stories that caused ten times more conversation, if not controversy. Those stories are in many ways from Irene Berrera-Kearns filming around her LAPD schedule before leaving the show because she got married, to Roman having an abortion.
If Tami and David didn't want to discuss the blanket incident, it wouldn've probably made sense to do the season, says Jonathan Murray, co-creator of The Real World.
The movie, which premiered on the first episode of the show, saw Roman, Edwards, Stolarczyk, Berrera-Kearns and Jon Brennan return to the same Venice Beach they lived in during the summer of 1990s. The group joined the Homecoming season in a short time before rewatching the footage and addressing the scene of sarcastic incident.
Connor Murray says that was a topic where the cast members came in during the pre-interview period with scepticism, but also to be aware of the fact that Roman got so upset, that she was not only exposed to the illness, she shared in the episode, and that in turn, he was exposed by the word rape and to rethink the act with hindsight and through et i.e., the consequences of his actions and the rest of ego, in allowing
We knew they would discuss the whole thing with respect to these current issues that we are all talking about now, in terms of consent, which is not something that was a lot of the world; the MeToo movement; and also stigmatizing Black men, says Murray. Some people came in saying, Could they have handled the entire thing better? Some words were thrown around that I think some people wish they hadnt tossed around.
Berrera-Kearns is one cast member who says in the premiere episode that she regrets not doing more to help Roman in that moment, especially because she was a cop. Edwards, on the other hand, still resists apologizing, as the excuse that everyone was laughing, it wouldn't have been that serious or traumatic.
The production team checked the availability of cast members from the first season of The Real World (New York), to determine what would be the second Homecoming run. Despite not getting Aaron Behle or Dominic Griffin to agree to return, they remained true to the chronology and moved forward with Los Angeles because of the storytelling potential producers saw in those who would return.
Whether we talked to them, part of it is first assessment of, Where are you in your life? What happened? What is happening? What are the consequences of this experience, 28 years ago??, its also, Can you come, and a desire to embrace it? says Murray. Partly we choose if there is going to be current story, not just reflecting on the past.
The show's story may have a more profound impact on Anthony and Roman', as well as Anthony, and that story goes out on-screen, where Anthony talks about how Anthony is now married to sex and marriage. (In their Real World season, Anthony entered the house in whose shirt said, I'm not gay, but my girlfriend is, and thus allowed Roman to learn more about the LGBTQIA-plus spectrum, despite its own potential biases.) That type of storytelling may be more
When it comes to gun safety, many of us are worried about the tragedy of the Rust, which is in the forefront of our minds.
I remember that she locked her gun up in the house every night, but had to deal with it when she would come and go, Murray says.
Despite the fact that there was no incident with the weapon during the filming, Murray admitted that if they were casting the show today, they might have to have different options, based on whats happened in the last 28 years.
The real world is interesting because for these homes, people are seeing where the cast was and where a country was 28 years ago, he says. Since things change, attitudes change. Different aspects of this evolve.
The production process was the main factor that evolved, even from the first Homecoming season to the second, when the roommates were re-imagining the possibility that the cloak of the virus was still occurring, but he said it was necessary to ensure the safety of a human being.
We went into this in a much more confident feeling that we could get through without any kind of shutdown, he said.
Fortunately, the house was returned to the original dwelling from the 90s, and then re-restored, with some improvements, including an upgraded confessional. (The Real World: Los Angeles was the first season for the fourth wall-breaking production element, but it was still the same as the real world, which was incorporated in the third season of the production, as well as an improved confessionalist.
While it certainly wasn't easy season to accomplish, the team from bringing enough original cast members back together to shoot with additional safety measures in place, I'm very grateful to the cast embrace the project and really digging in and using this opportunity to explore those issues, says Murray.
The real world homecoming: Los Angeles Streams on Paramount Plus Wednesday.