You can say one thing about MTV; it knows its demographic better than most TV channels.
The “music” network is prepping a new documentary focusing on the youthful Occupy Wall Street movement.
Now the network said it will use its Emmy-winning True Life documentary platform to air True Life: I’m Occupying Wall Street on Saturday, November 5 at 6 PM ET/PT. MTV said it embedded cameras with three people at the protests for a two-week period to “capture the day-to-day realities” of the protesters as the movement gains visibility — even among MTV’s target youth demos.
Deadline serves up a five-minute preview of the upcoming special. Does the clip focus on the group’s political demands? Their crush of slogans and prime directives? The fact that they’re interfering with the lives of many New Yorkers?
Nope, nope and nope.
It’s all about the Occupiers tidying up “their” turf. Wake me when ‘Beavis & Butt-Head’ is back on. Let’s hope the special has more to share than a few shaggy twentysomethings occupying push brooms and bull horns.
And don’t expect a fair and balanced look at the movement. MTV’s own Rock the Vote campaign proved to be anything but fair to the GOP, and it’s doubtful the new doc will showcase any of the more alarming elements of the Occupy throng. C’mon, MTV. Surprise us.