MTV is planning a docu-series of 12 episodes following a group of virgins from the ages of 18 to 25 as they try to decide whether to keep their virginity.
They will converse with parents and friends as they are “plagued with the overwhelming question of keeping their virginity… or losing it.” The weekly, hour-long reality show follows on the heels of a one-time special titled The Virgin Diaries, which aired on TLC.
MTV must be feeling the heat from Australian filmmaker Justin Sisely, who said in May he would produce a weekly reality show where he would auction off virgins. Sisely had produced the film “Virgins Wanted,” in which 20-year-old Brazilian Catarina Migliorini received $780,000 in an auction to give up her virginity to a Japanese bidder. Sisely wrote in an email to the Huffington Post:
It is a factual series. We have signed a distribution contract with a leading global multi-national distributor of television content. We are looking into a ‘VW2’ due to the large amounts of emails we are still receiving from virgins and potential bidders looking for virgins all over the globe. We have received over 500 videos of men and women from all over the world outlining why they should be the next virgin to auction their virginity.