I just got this e-mail in my myspace inbox:
We are currently casting for FX series "30 DAYS", a documentary-style, unscripted series from award-winning filmmaker Morgan Spurlock. Show adapts for TV the concept of Spurlock's critically-acclaimed "Super Size Me".
We are looking for a gay male between the ages of 30 - 40 who lives alone in San Francisco and would be interested in being part of a documentary series by sharing your life and home with a roommate for 30 days. If you are interested or want to know more about the documentary please contact me through myspace or at the information below, I would also need a short description of yourself, where you work, what you do for fun.
Hmmm...do I really want my dirty laundry aired out for the FX audience to see? Would they move some douchebag or would I get to choose my roommate? If I tell them exactly what I do for fun are they going to make fun of me or think I'm some sicko? Would they photograph my good side? Would I have to share my bed or will my roommate sleep on my couch? Would I have to clean up my pottymouth? Would they make sure the guy messed with me on a daily basis so they'd get one good shoutfest out of me? (I grew up Catholic in Cleveland in a loud family...I can, and have, bellow like Archie Bunker if I need to.)
To be honest, I have no idea what I am going to do. On one hand, it'd be an excuse to motivate myself to finally fix up and paint my kitchen, which is more or less a grungy, grimy storage/broom closet with cabinets, stove, fridge, a small counter, and a sink. On the other hand, sharing my home with someone I don't know, pretty much standard fare for me when I first moved to San Francisco (I'm on my 9th address in 2 area codes in 9 years) is now, in 2005, a strange concept to me. Besides, my apartment is kind of wierd layout-wise. I'd also have to keep it spotless for the cameras, 'cause there's no way I'd let anyone who watches FX think my dirty laundry sometimes piles up and spreads around my room or I leave the occasional wine glass in the living room!
I'm going to sleep on this one and give this guy a call tomorrow.