Reality shows are usually a distinct world away from the morose of soapy dramas. Fresh subjects spun around a central plot with real people in real situations- that’s the usual mantra. But what if a Reality Show was real enough in depicting a dominant trend of our times? You’ve seen reality shows on models and celebrity culture. You’ve seen reality shows based on scaling one’s creative potential. But you haven’t seen a reality show entwined by an eclectic mix of real people with real ‘stories’ about their ‘gender preferences’. This isn’t getting in the way of disrespecting LGBT community.

The Genderquake – Phoenix

It’s something completely different, out of the ‘out of the box’ quotient and a facet, hitherto less seen on television-space. In fact, let’s strike that off immediately. You haven’t seen other shows that have people narrating their stories based on gender-situations that they are in, exploring their ‘real’ sexual identities. Have you? If you haven’t and chances are you may not have- then Genderquake is going to give a breather of fresh air.

The Genderquake – Marcus

Forget dancing, music, songs and all that hilly-billy. Genderquake, Britain’s and effectively-world’s first reality show is based on young people telling their experiences based on gender-realities that they would not be able to confess, tell, re-tell in normal situations. Bunked in together at a singular location- this is the Big Boss of an interesting debate of our times. Consider this. For instance, a woman who was born a man! Complicated? Another one- a dancer who was born male but is in fact, 70 per cent female! The interesting situation Genderquake explores regarding myriad realities of beautiful talents from a vantage-point is something no other show, on date, has.

The Genderquake – Dan

A group of volunteers have taken their stance on sexual preference whilst moving in a house together. The only parallel to other shows- not on the same theme, though- is that there are cameras recording their conversations. You could say, it is like Big Boss yes, but takes the element of evictions away. Young, affable, bright-minds with polarised views on things in life that mean something to them and things that affect them. Note- everyday people but with the distinct reality of being utterly comfortable in being the skin they are in. There’s no snake skin-shedding. In the show, you are introduced to a mix of realities people are dealing with, with reference to their own presence and personalities with the world in backdrop. Someone had a chromosomal disorder and someone else opened up about his real feelings of being a ‘her’ in mind to parents at a young age.

Their worlds aren’t necessarily stuffed with sugar-coated feelings or happiness. Seen as strangers and perceived ‘unusual’, they have had a hard time for no fault of their own. Perhaps, the world has always had a problem with too much colour or too many digressing narratives that do not run in parallel to its own. Isn’t it? But perhaps now, with a show like none other, Genderquake is going to amicably address that issue.

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