Westword Pranks 'The Real World' -- Sort Of

june 22, 2006  09:56 am
"The Real World" is filming its next season in Denver, and according to writer Jared Jacang Maher, the Westword crew "desperately wanted to be a part of this celestial sphere of reality television." They put together a fake cast, added cameramen, producers, and security, and hit the town. Young Denverites in bars reacted as you might expect, hurling insults, mugging for the camera, and hitting on the cast. They even encountered a legitimate MTV celebrity -- Holly Shand from "Road Rules: Latin America." The cast also filmed fake "confessionals" and edited the footage into a four-minute "episode," available for download here in MP4 format.