‘The Real Global’ Helped Remodel The Real World

“The Real World” wasn’t even supposed to be “real.
“”The Real World” Season 1 was a harbinger of American culture to come, one in which diversity would be demanded and social media could make anyone a star.
(CNN) When “The Real World: New York” debuted on May 21, 1992, Norman Korpi became the first bisexual man on reality television.
“In the third season of the series, “The Real World: San Francisco,” viewers met Pedro Zamora, a Cuban-American gay man with AIDS, who worked as an HIV/AIDS educator.
“At the time, the network was primarily airing music videos and game shows, so Murray and Bunim pitched “The Real World” to MTV executives as an equally dramatic, unscripted series.

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