MTV Wants To Exploi….Talk To Fanboys!!

This was seen at the forums of Comic Book Resources and is possibly all over the forums of major comic news sites. MTV’s True Life wants to do a piece on Fanboys.


Are you obsessed with comic books, anime, fantasy, or manga? Do you like to dress up as your favorite character and attend conventions with other fans? Have you ever waited in line overnight for a book, movie, or videogame release? Do you have tattoos depicting your favorite brand or characters? Have you ever missed work, school, or other important events to engage in role-playing or cosplay? Are you misunderstood by your family or significant other because of it? Have you ever been told to “grow up” by someone important to you? If you’re an obsessed fanboy (or girl), MTV wants to hear from you.

If you appear to be between the ages of 16 and 28 and identify with any of the above, MTV wants to hear your story. Email us at [email protected]. Please be sure to include your name, location, phone number, and a recent photo.

Now, whether or not people want to answer the call, it’s cool either way. Just to let people know, this will not end up well. 

Back in the day, True Life was a monumental series that allowed youth from all different stripes explain situations and experiences they go through in day to day life. Things like “I Am Homeless” or “I Am A Heroin Addict” were broadcast across the US to the youth and it helped them better understand what kind of place they live in. Nowadays, it’s a show that exploits certain sub cultures and makes the shallow feel better about what they are instead of understanding the reasons and the philosophies behind the cultures.

So if anyone is expecting a hard hitting documentary about the culture of fans of the Fantastic, don’t be surprised if you see every blaring stereotype imaginable (and some invented) being presented for the benefit of pointing and laughing.

Source: MTV
GS Reporter: Royal

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