It is the most controversial season in the five-year history of the reality show, with 16 sexually smooth participants hoping to find their perfect match.
And while season eight of MTV & # 39; s dating show Are You The One? will show reality history in the United States, when it is broadcast on Wednesday, DailyMail.com can now reveal that the show almost didn't make its premiere date.
This new mix, with the potential for participants to get in touch with everyone – not just the opposite sex – means that there is much more action than previous seasons and it is racer than ever.
Too much for primetime: controversial MTV dating show Are You The One? almost didn't come up because of problems with standards and classifications, a source that was revealed to DailyMail.com
This will be interesting: for the first time in US reality TV history, the entire cast will be sexually fluent, meaning that participants will not only participate in the opposite sex
An insider from the production told DailyMail.com that the new version of the show meant it was almost never thrown into the air because it was so unsuitable for primetime viewing.
They claim that the huge amount of & # 39; sexual situations, explicit language and sexual images & # 39; meant that producers had to deal with standards and assessment problems.
& # 39; There are more than three & # 39; s, so to say & # 39 ;, revealed our source.
The Supervisory Board wanted to give a TV-MA rating for the new season, meaning that it should not be broadcast at the scheduled time slot of 9 p.m. on Wednesday.
Explicit: an insider from the production tells DailyMail.com that the new variant of the show meant it was hardly erased because it was & # 39; unsuitable for primetime playback & # 39;
Bonding: The 16 men and women in their twenties, who are dropped off in Hawaii for a month and a half in the hope of finding a perfect match, will also compete for a top prize of $ 1 million
Official assessment guidelines indicate a TV-MA program & # 39; is intended for adults and therefore may not be suitable for children under the age of 17 & # 39; and may only be broadcast from 10 p.m.
Our source told us that there had to be numerous edits to ensure that it met TV-14 rating standards – for content broadcast after 5 p.m. and suitable for people over 14 years of age.
MTV could not be reached for comment.
The 16 men and women in their twenties, who are dropped off in Hawaii for a month and a half in the hope of finding a perfect match, will also compete for a grand prize of $ 1 million.
Too much: the Supervisory Board wanted to give a TV-MA review for the new season, which means that it would not be broadcast on Wednesday at 9 p.m.
They each have a match that is predetermined by matchmakers and their job is to find out who it is by using different challenges and dates.
The members of the cast share a bedroom with a huge bed and there are cameras in every room, even in the bathrooms.
Included with the cast is dr. Frankie, a relationship expert, who will guide the participants on the show and offer love advice while the singles discover if anyone on the island is for them.
Our source tells us that there had to be many edits to the footage to ensure that it met TV-14 rating standards – for content broadcast before 9 p.m. and suitable for people over 14 years old
The show aims to break through barriers and open discussions on sexual fluidity by providing a platform for people who identify in this way.
With the help of the participants, this season will be focused on sharing powerful stories about people who determine their sexual and gender identity.
This week, part of the cast sat down with Alicia Quarles of DailyMailTV and unanimously believed that a sexually smooth dating show is too late.
Who's the one? Each participant has a match pre-determined by matchmakers and their job is to find out who it is with the help of different challenges and dates
& # 39; The fact is, we are weird people and we have always existed and so we have had to watch television programs for many years that didn't represent us, didn't represent the kind of dating experiences we had. & # 39; said Castlid Basit Shittu.
Participant Paige Cole told DMTV that the show was a big milestone for her.
& # 39; This is also how I came out, so this was really very important for me to really explore the possibilities of a romantic connection with a woman, just like anyone else. & # 39;
For Nour Fraij, the show was about breaking through stereotypes and being free to be themselves.
Over time: part of the cast sat down with Alicia Quarles of DailyMailTV this week and unanimously believed that a sexually smooth dating show is too late
Participant Paige Cole told DMTV that the show was a big milestone for her, because it's how she came out
& # 39; Everything that everyone thinks should be a Muslim woman, I fall into it all. So I break barriers and I'm proud of that! & # 39;
Basit added: & # 39; It is important and informative for the world to understand that there are different types of people,
& # 39; Because it is sexually fluid, because it is gender fluid, it simply means that there are more options. & # 39;
Are you the one? premieres on MTV on Wednesday 9 pm PT / ET.
& # 39; It is important and informative for the world to understand that there are all kinds of people & # 39 ;, said Castlid Basit Shittu.
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