Aug 062012
 

During the very first season of Survivor, I thought it would be a good idea to do a weekly erotica story about a reality show where contestants get eliminated one by one.  The competition would be some sort of sexual contest, one I never got around to deciding.  I even flirted with the idea of letting the readers vote on who they wanted to go to the next round.  Like a lot of ideas, the logistics of the whole mess intimidated me and I never did it.

Over a decade later, I have a different opinion on the whole idea.  One, I would get rid of the voting and audience participation because story-by-committee is often shit. Agatha Christie proved ages ago that eliminating characters one by one is golden without having audience participation.  So let’s chuck the voting and just slowly get rid of characters.

Second, with all the reality shows we have now a days, it is very easy to imagine some illicit network hosting “America’s Next Top Slut”.  Back in the days of Survivor and American Idol, I was obsessed with presenting a competition with a theme but nowadays, people are programmed to buy into any elimination contest.  If people can accept cooks, barbers and freaking garbage pickers to compete and slowly being eliminated, a bunch of horny women almost seems logical.

The trickiest aspect is how to present characters without giving away the winner in the first chapter.  I find that I write my best sex stories from the point of view of one character at a time.  If I tell the story from only one person’s point of view, it is not unrealistic to expect her to be the winner.  If I pick a new character every chapter to tell the story, then there is the chance that the reader won’t get to know any character well enough to care who wins.

My attempted solution will be to rotate between three characters.  We will see these character from the audition process to the finals.  Other characters will be eliminated but the reader will know these three are the ones to watch.  Much like any reality show, after the first few episodes you know they could save a lot of time and mass eliminate everyone except the few with talent. 

The other tricky part I think is to really use all the gimmicks of the reality shows.  That means confessional interludes where characters talk directly about their experience, snotty judges and maybe a Tim Gunn type who comes in and tries to support the characters.  Also, I need a host and I need a catch phrase. 

It is amusing to me that I have barely thought about the competitions themselves.  Those are the least of my concerns as I am sure I can think of ten of them off the top of my head the next time I am stuck in traffic.

My bigger concern is that title.  “America’s Next Top Slut” is nice, except I have “The Magnificent Seven Sluts” coming out this year and that is one slut title too many.  I would go with Porn Star instead of Slut, except I am sure there was a real life version of that, and Porn Stars need a lot of skills not really related to sex.  I need a word other than Slut and I will bet that will take me the longest to come up with.

  5 Responses to “Behind the Page: Amercia’s Next Top Slut”

  1. Twat? (Female-anatomy-centric, but seems to be the focus.)

  2. Sex Kitten?
    I love the cheesy images that term conjures. Plus, kittens are adorable.

  3. Jason – Twat fits for brevity but not terribly attractive word in itself.

    Anonymous – What I like about Sex Kitten is that it is vague, and yet reminds one of the logo animals that corporations make like Playboy Bunnies and Penthouse Pets. I’ll add that to the short list.

  4. The title kinda creates the scenario.
    My first thought was “Miss American Easy,” but that pulls away the contestants power and makes her seem foolish and week.
    “So you think you can be naughty?” was my next idea. Male and female contestants. :)
    Hard to think of something.

  5. Inferno – I flirted briefly with making the game male and female but for me that would make the story twice as big. However, if this story provides popular, I expect i would do sequels and the next one might be about guys or couples.

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