The exception was the Los Angeles season , which premiered with two housemates picking up a third at his Kentucky home and driving in a Winnebago RV to their new home in Los Angeles.

Thomas season, a chauffeured motorboat to transport cast members from their Hassel Island residence to Charlotte Amalie. The housemates are taped around the clock. The house is outfitted with video cameras mounted on walls to capture more intimate moments, and numerous camera crews consisting of three to six people follow the cast around the house and out in public. The only area of the house in which camera access is restricted are the bathrooms.

Despite the initial awkwardness of being surrounded by cameramen, castmembers have stated that they eventually adjust to it, and that their behavior is purely natural, and not influenced by the fact that they are being taped. Members of the London cast found the cameras burdensome at times, such as Jay Frank and Jacinda Barrett , who felt they intruded on the intimacy of their romantic relationships. Lars Schlichting related an anecdote in which roommate Mike Johnson asked a question when cameras were not present, and then asked the same question five minutes later when cameras were present, which Schlichting adds was not typical of Johnson.

Johnson himself has remarked that castmate Barrett "hammed it up a lot," and that roommate Sharon Gitau withheld details of her life out of fear that her grandmother would react negatively. The producers made an exception to the taping protocol during the third season, when Pedro Zamora requested that he be allowed to go out on a date without the cameras, because the normal anxieties associated with first dates would be exacerbated by the presence of cameras. At the end of each week, each housemate is required to sit down and be interviewed about the past week's events.

Unlike the normal day-to-day taping, these interviews, which are referred to as "confessionals," involve the subject looking directly into the camera while providing opinions and reflective accounts of the week's activities, which are used in the final, edited episodes. The producers instruct the cast to talk about whatever they wish, [53] [58] and to speak in complete sentences, to reinforce the perception on the part of the home viewer that the cast is speaking to them.

Winick described this practice as "like therapy without the help. Beginning with the second season Los Angeles , a small soundproof room was incorporated into each house for this purpose, which itself has also become known as the Confessional. The soundproofing practice appears to have been discontinued in later seasons. Initially, the show documented the housemates as they struggled to find and maintain jobs and careers in their new locales, with minimal group activities aside from their day-to-day lives in the house and their socializing in the city.

The only group activity engineered by the producers during the first season was a trip for the three females to Jamaica. By the fifth season, the cast would be given an ongoing, season-long activity, with the Miami cast given startup money and a business advisor to begin their own business. This aspect of the show remained in most subsequent seasons.

Beginning with the tenth season , a rule was implemented that required a roommate fired from the group job to be evicted from the house and dropped from the cast. Hollywood 's Greg Halstead and Cancun 's Joey Rozmus were evicted from their respective houses after they were fired from their group jobs. Footage taped throughout each season is edited into episodes half-hour episodes for the first 19 seasons, one-hour episodes beginning with the twentieth. Physical violence of any kind is typically not tolerated by the producers.

After an incident occurs, producers or cast members are typically given the choice as to whether a violent housemate can stay due to a contract clause that prohibits violence. After an incident during the Seattle season in which Stephen Williams slapped Irene McGee as she moved out, [66] a response to the event was debated by the housemates, who were not present but were shown a videotape of the incident.

The producers, not wanting to be seen condoning violence, gave the housemates the choice of having him leave, but instead the housemates chose to let him stay, and Williams was ordered to attend an anger management class.

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Hill contacted the producers who notified him that it was up to the cast to decide on Smith's fate. The cast let Hill make the ultimate decision, and he chose that Smith could stay. Producers gave Montazaran the choice as to whether Cummings could stay or leave, and she chose that Cummings had to leave. Moore also took exception to coming into contact with the fecal matter of Tressler's pet dog Daisy. Unlike prior seasons where the one assaulted housemate was given the sole choice as to whether the attacker could stay, the Portland cast had its producers decide that only those not involved in the confrontation could decide whether Moore could stay via a majority vote.

They chose to let her stay, and producers did not order Moore to anger management, despite subsequent threats to attack other cast members. As a result, Reilly and Tressler chose to leave the loft during that season's final episode, along with Tressler's dog Daisy. During the second altercation, Jenkins gave Thomason a black eye and bruises. As a result, both were removed by production due to the altercation. Cast members are also subject to random drug tests, and a cast member failing a drug test will lead to him or her being evicted from the house. This was the case with Brandon Kane of the St.

Thomas season, who was removed from the house in that season's eleventh episode after testing positive for cocaine usage. Cast members are held responsible for any damage to property that occurred within the house. For example, Brooklyn 's J. As their experiences on The Real World were often the first time that cast members encountered people of different races or sexual orientations, [79] [80] many episodes documented conflict over these issues.

The stereotypical views about blacks imparted to Back to New York ' s Mike Mizanin by his uncle offended Coral Smith and Nicole Mitsch when he related them, and they tried to educate him on African American culture. Philadelphia 's Karamo Brown expressed being "borderline racist" towards Caucasians , [88] though he had softened in these feelings by the end of the season. During the Sydney season, Persian housemate Parisa Montazaran was offended at an anecdote related by housemate Trisha Cummings, in which Cummings described an Asian McDonald's employee whose command of English was not perfect, though Cummings later insisted that she misworded her anecdote.

During the New Orleans season, tensions escalated between Ryan Leslie and openly gay Preston Roberson-Charles, amid questions about Leslie's own sexuality, and their mutual use of homophobic slurs. Many cast members tried to maintain long-distance relationships that predated their time on the show, though remaining faithful was often a challenge. Miami 's Flora Alekseyeun attempted to maintain relationships with two boyfriends simultaneously. Cancun 's Jonna Mannion , [] [] Washington D. Some cast members developed romantic relationships with their castmates. Key West alumna Janelle Casanave, who made guest appearances in several episodes during that season.

However, their relationship ended when Gilbert later became attracted to his roommate Brittni Sherrod. Overt sexual behavior was minimal during the show's early seasons, relegated mostly to discussion. In subsequent seasons, the level of sexual activity greatly increased, beginning with the Miami season, which depicted or touched upon activities such as exhibitionism , frottage , voyeurism , and threesomes. Many times, housemates have left the Real World house and the cast before production was completed, due to conflicts with other roommates, personal issues, homesickness or violations of work assignment policies.

Replacement roommates would sometimes move in as a result. Housemates have also departed for other reasons. Irene Barrera moved out of the Los Angeles house when she got married.

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McGee further explained that this was an unhealthy environment for her to live in, and that the stress and manipulation of the production exacerbated her illness. Thomas' Brandon Kane was the first cast member ever evicted for failing a random drug test during filming. Irene Barrera got married during the Los Angeles season.

She died on July 9, Denver 's Colie Edison battled mononucleosis. She received treatment for it after filming ended, and recorded a public service announcement on the condition that aired at the end of that episode. One recurring illness with which a number of cast members have dealt is addiction. While cast members sometimes become inebriated in social situations during filming, Hawaii 's Ruthie Alcaide, [] Hollywood 's Joey Kovar [] [] and San Diego 's Frank Sweeney [] [] entered treatment programs for drug or alcohol addiction during filming.

Other cast members have recounted past troubles with addiction that they had endured prior to filming, including Chicago 's Chris Beckman, [] [] Hollywood's Brianna Taylor , [] New Orleans' Ryan Knight, [] [] St. The Lost Season , ostensibly about a season of The Real World whose cast members are terrorized by a rejected would-be member.

Viewers voted the Austin season as their favorite season.

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Bunim-Murray also produced Pedro , a film by director Nick Oceano, which dramatized the life of Pedro Zamora , including his stay in the Real World house. As with other reality shows, The Real World has received criticism for being staged. She noted that situations from the original season seemed to repeat themselves in the other incarnations, stopping short of accusing them of acting.

On an edition of the E! True Hollywood Story that spotlighted the series, cast member Jon Brennan revealed that he was asked by the producers to state on the air that he felt hatred towards housemate Tami Roman for her decision to have an abortion, and that he refused to do so, stating that although he disagreed with her decision, he did not feel hatred towards her. Current meatspace coordinates, hot from the GPS receiver card in my laptop: On the Internet the gloves come off and people say things they'd never say in meat space.

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