We can have blood, shooting, murder, stabbing, drugs... Not there are no other US productions of movies which show a lot more or actual sexual positions, and those movies are distributed, but in this show it's mostly shown as "innocent" nudity.
Dating Naked, the show that skips past all the boring getting-to-know-you parts of dating and gets to the good stuff—namely, being naked together and going on tropical vacations—has been renewed for a second season.
VH1 really likes to drive home its belief that this show is a “radical dating experiment.” At every introduction, the host asks: Will people put everything — from genitals to bad tattoos to glaring personality flaws — out there for judgment?
On last night’s episode, we finally got an answer in the form of Katie, who is the living embodiment of all VH1’s radical ambitions, the show’s raison d’etre.
The first season of Dating Naked has pulled in a respectable average 1 million viewers per episode, meaning this will probably eventually lead to Dating Naked All-Stars and then Dating Naked Bus: Gas, Grass, AND Ass, making things increasingly difficult for pop culture bloggers trying to find a semi-decent still image that isn’t going to get readers summarily fired from their jobs.
In the mid-aughts, when all of the obvious reality TV show premises were snatched up — survive in the wild, pick a mate from many potential suitors, be the best model, chef, housewife — channels began to test the boundaries of the genre with shows like doesn't even bother to try to have noble goals: it's just about real estate brokers in a nudist community.) In an era where one-third of married couples meet online and a person can hide behind old, blurry profile pictures, the idea of seeing a potential match's true self all at once has a certain appeal: once the physical stuff is out of the way, you can doesn't ask its contestants to strip down, then cover back up, then go on their date.
It forces them to do activities — ranging from boogie boarding to body painting to running around in an inflatable ball — naked.
These activities definitely have entertainment value: in the first episode one contestant uses his penis as a paint brush. Here's the premise: two contestants, a guy and a girl, come to an exotic locale and go on three dates with three different people, naked.
(One of the dates is with each other.) In between the dates, the contestants and their suitors hang out in the Jungle Villa, where clothes are optional and beds are abundant, encouraging the contestants to just do the already.