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TRUE LIFE: I’M KEEPING SECRETS FROM MY PARTNER
Are you keeping your past a secret from your partner? Are there skeletons in your closet that you fear could alter your relationship if your partner were to find out? Have you had any run-ins with the law that your partner would be shocked to learn about? Is your relationship history something you don’t want your partner to find out about? Does your partner have suspicions about your past that you can’t seem to squash? Are you on the verge of coming clean about your past? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to tell your story on MTV.
TRUE LIFE: I’M AFRAID OF MY PARTNER’S PAST
Does your significant other’s past keep you up at night? Are you unclear of the person they used to be? Are you starting a new relationship and questioning its future because of the life they lived before the two of you met? Are you getting married soon, but your significant other’s hidden past is giving you second thoughts? Does your partner have a criminal background, and you’re worried they could slip back into their old ways? Or that they might be doing illegal activities behind your back? Was your partner involved in something that left a shady digital footprint behind and you’re not sure you can live with your family, friends – and possibly future children - being able to access it at any time? Are you planning on confronting them about the skeletons in their closet? Or have their old habits started to resurface, causing you to reevaluate if you should be together?
If you appear to be between the ages of 18-29 and are afraid of your partner’s past, we want to hear your story. Email us at email@example.com with your name, location, phone number, and a recent photo. Please tell us a brief description of your situation, how your partner’s past is affecting your life, and what you plan to do about it.
TRUE LIFE: I HATE MY TWIN
Even twins have sibling rivalry but what if it goes beyond that? Are you actually starting to wonder whether you’d be better off without your other half? Is your twin WAY too clingy and overbearing? Are you tired of having to do everything with your twin, including hanging out with the same friends, having the same hobbies and sharing the same room? Do you wish that you could be your OWN person and not just “one of the twins?” Have you and your twin grown apart? Do you disapprove of each other’s lifestyles? Are you jealous of your twin or are they jealous of you? Are you the more attractive one or is your other half the “hotter twin?” Do you resent your twin because they’re dating your crush? Do your friends and family seem to like your twin better than you or vice versa? Is your twin’s possessiveness interfering in your relationship? Does your twin ever pretend to be you without your permission? Are you ready to confront your twin about his or her vexing habits? Or about to make a major life change that doesn’t involve your twin and are worried about how your family will take it?
If you appear to be between the ages of 18-29 and are having major issues with your twin, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, location, PHONE NUMBER, photographs of you and your twin, a description of your relationship and how you’re looking to make changes.
TRUE LIFE: I’M IN A FORBIDDEN RELATIONSHIP
Have you started dating someone that your friends and family can’t stand? Do they disapprove of your relationship because your significant other comes from a different race, religion, class, or culture? Do people have a problem with your partner’s past behavior, political leanings or age? Are you dating someone who is considered off limits — like your friend’s sibling or boss’ daughter? Has your relationship caused unnecessary drama from your parents, friends or community? Are you sick of sneaking around just to see the person you want to be with? Or are you starting to question whether everyone else is right and you should finally end this forbidden relationship?
If you appear between the ages of 16 and 29 and the people around you are demanding that you stop dating the person you’re with, MTV wants to hear your story! Send us an email at email@example.com with your name, contact info, recent photo and a brief summary of your situation.
TRUE LIFE: I CAN’T STOP TRYING FADDIETS
Are you going to EXTREME lengths to be skinny? Are you constantly on the lookout for the latest fad diet to try lose some unwanted lbs? Has the aroma, 5-bite or raw diet taken over your life? Maybe you’ve tried everything from eating clay, to cotton balls, to tapeworms like some of Hollywood’s “It” girls in an attempt to shed major pounds. Do you constantly buy the newest, hottest cleanse to maintain your already skinny frame? Are your friends concerned about your diminishing waistline? Do they try to give you tips on healthy eating but you opt for unconventional methods to get the body you want?
If you appear between the ages of 16 and 26 and have gone through extraordinary lengths to get thin, MTV and Gigantic! Productions wants to hear your story for a potential episode of the Emmy-award winning “True Life” series. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, location, contact info, a recent photo, and some details about how no fad diet is too extreme for you.
TRUE LIFE: I HATE MY BUTT
Are you unhappy with your butt? Do you feel like your rump is just too plump, or that you don’t have enough junk in your trunk? Have you tried anything from exercise to surgery but are unable to make your fanny look uncanny? Has this become an unhealthy addiction? Is your significant other giving you a hard time about your tush? Does your booty cause trouble with your relationships? Are you tired of having your rear control your life?
If you found yourself saying yes to any of these questions and appear to be between the ages of 16-28, we want to hear all about it! Email us at email@example.com. Please include your name, number, location, recent photo, and tell us all about your story!
TRUE LIFE: MY PARENTS LIKE THEIR WEED
Now that marijuana is legal in your state, have you just discovered your parents’ marijuana habit? Or are they now much more open about their pot smoking in front of you and your friends? Does your parent’s smoking embarrass you in front of your friends? Are you tired of bringing a date home only to find a bong on the coffee table and all the Cheetos gone? Do your parents’ liberal ways conflict with your own views on pot? Or does it just seem weird to see your parents lighting up around the house? Has their smoking caused you to look at mom or dad in a new light? In this episode of the award winning documentary series True Life we will explore how the increasing availability of legal marijuana has affected the family dynamic in challenging and sometimes humorous ways.
If you appear to be between the ages of 16 and 28 and fit any of the scenarios above, MTV wants to hear your story! Write to us at TLPPcasting@gmail.com and give us your name, location, phone number, picture and a description of how your parent(s)’ use of marijuana is affecting your life.
TRUE LIFE: I’M BEING SLUT SHAMED
“Slut shaming” is when women are unfairly and harshly attacked for being sexually active, or for seeming to be sexually active, or for expressing their sexuality. It’s a double-standard; men are almost never attacked for the same sexual activities.
Is this happening to you? Is someone trying to shame you or make you feel inferior because you’re sexually active? Or because people think you’re sexually active? Is anyone trying to make you feel like a “slut,” a “whore,” or a “skank”? Are you being insulted, mocked or bullied for expressing your sexuality? Do you feel like your community, your family or your peers are against you because you’re having sex? Or because they think you’re having sex? Are you being attacked for dressing in ways that other people consider “sexually provocative”? Are rumors being spread about your sex life? Is anyone spreading explicit videos or photos of you in an attempt to hurt you? Is your sexuality a topic of conversation online, in school, at work, or in your town? Do you feel like you’re being “slut shamed”?
If you appear to be between the ages of 16 and 29 and you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, you could be in a new episode of “True Life.” Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, location, phone number, a recent picture, and a description of your experience with slut shaming.
TRUE LIFE PRESENTS: I’M THE BLACK SHEEP OF MY FAMILY
Do you feel out of place in your family? Do you feel different and your family judges you for it? Does your family disapprove of your life choices? Do they oppose your career path or the people you date? Are you constantly being compared to your siblings? Do you feel left out? Are you an outcast? Are you ready to mend that bridge and fix your family?
If you found yourself saying yes to any of these questions or have another interesting issue to share, and appear to be between the ages of 18-34, we want to hear all about it! Email us at email@example.com. Please include your name, number, location, recent photo and tell us all about your story!
TRUE LIFE: I’M HAVING SECOND THOUGHTS
Are you having second thoughts about a major life changing decision that you’ve made — and this plan is something that a lot of people are counting on you to follow through with? Are you engaged or recently married but are realizing that this not the right person for you and want to back out? Are you planning on moving cross country with your significant other but are now having second thoughts? Have you promised that you’ll take over the family business but know your destiny lies elsewhere and want to pursue those dreams? Have you decided to convert your religion because of your significant other but you’re realizing it may not be right for you? If you’re in the process of making a major life decision but are suddenly having second thoughts, do you think you’ll have the courage to put on the brakes — and disappoint your loved ones — in order to follow your heart?
If you appear to be the ages of 18-29 and you’re having second thoughts about your situation please email us at: Secondthoughts@mtv.com. Please include your name, story, location, PHONE NUMBER, and photograph.
I’M MOVING OVERSEAS FOR LOVE
Are you moving overseas for love? To a far-flung, exotic locale where the local customs, cuisine and mores differ vastly from your own? Has the love of your life just gotten a job offer abroad that’s too good to pass up? Did you fall in love with a local while backpacking across Asia and are now moving there to join him or her? Did a semester-abroad fling turn into true love and now you’re packing your bags?
Will your relationship survive the trials of your partner heading off to work or school each day while you struggle to navigate the most basic of daily rituals? Are you worried about missing your family and friends and suffering from homesickness, loneliness and culture shock as you move overseas for love?
If you appear to be between the ages of 16 and 28 and fit the scenario above, MTV wants to hear your story! Write to us at Moving4LoveCasting@gmail.com and give us your name, location, phone number,picture, a description of your relationship and situation and how you’re preparing for life in a new culture.
TRUE LIFE: I HAVE A PUSHY PARENT
Are your parents urging you to do your best or their best? Are you tired of having them schedule every minute of your school, sports and social life? Do you ever feel like they’re trying to live their dreams through you? Does your parents’ overwhelming desire for you to succeed make you feel like nothing will ever be good enough?
Maybe you have a pageant mom that’s forcing you to be the best because she misses her glory days. Is your dad taking it upon himself to coach you to superstardom when all you want is to have a weeknight to hang out with friends? If getting a 4.0 means you “didn’t do enough extra credit,” we want to hear from you!
If you appear to be between the ages of 16 and 26 and want to show that the view from the top can still be lonely even with mom and dad at your heels, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for an upcoming episode of MTV’s True Life produced by Emmy-award winning Gigantic! Productions. Tell us why your parents need to give you a break and be sure to include your name, location, phone number and a recent picture of yourself.
TRUE LIFE: I’M DATING MY OPPOSITE
It’s been said that opposites attract, but are you and your partner living proof? Do your friends and family constantly question how you could date someone who is so different from you?
Maybe you’re a girly girl who’s head-over-high-heels for your mud-loving country boy or a vegan animal rights activist dating a hunter? Do your fraternity brothers judge you because of your tattoo-covered rocker girlfriend? Whether you’re crazy in love or hoping to change your partner to be a little more like you, we want to hear your story!
If you appear to be between the ages of 16 and 26 and want to show that variety is the spice of life, email us at email@example.com to be considered for an upcoming episode of MTV’s True Life produced by Emmy-award winning Gigantic! Productions. Tell us why you and your opposite are meant to be and be sure to include your name, location, phone number and a recent picture of yourself.
TRUE LIFE: I HAVE EPILEPSY
Do you have epilepsy and feel that it controls your life? Are seizures preventing you from participating in an activity that you love or causing problems at work? Are you struggling in your relationships with family and friends, feeling isolated due to your condition? Does having epilepsy make it difficult to attract and keep a boyfriend or girlfriend? Are you considering alternative forms of treatment such as surgery or medication but are concerned about the side effects? Do you self medicate with substances such as marijuana or other non-prescription drugs? Have you always had epilepsy, or did it come on as a result of an injury or illness and changed your life?
If you have epilepsy, or know somebody who does, and appear between the ages of 18 and 29, we want to hear from you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us your story. Be sure to include your name, city and state, contact phone, recent photo, and a description of how epilepsy affects your life. Thanks, we look forward to hearing from you.
TRUE LIFE: I’M ADDICTED TO MOLLY
Do you take Molly — the powdered form of MDMA — so often that it feels like you can’t have a good time without it? Is it affecting your ability to function during the day? Is your Molly use no longer confined to the occasional party and starting to become more serious?
If you appear between the ages of 18-28 and think you are addicted to Molly, we want to hear your story. Email us at email@example.com. Please be sure to include your name, location, telephone number, a recent photo and a brief description of your situation.
TRUE LIFE: I’M OBSESSED WITH STAYING YOUNG
Will you do pretty much anything to avoid wrinkles on your face? Do you look to plastic surgery or Botox to keep you looking your best? Always researching the latest treatments and procedures? Are you constantly buying products that promise to keep you looking young and fresh? Maybe all these purchases are putting a strain on your finances, but you just can’t stop. Does your social circle consist solely of people years younger than you? Or maybe you have a significant other who’s putting pressure on you to remain youthful?
If you appear to be between the ages of 18-28 and have an obsession with staying young, MTV wants to hear your story! Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org and give us your name, location, phone number, and picture; and be sure to tell us why we should pick you to be on True Life: I’m Obsessed with Staying Young!