Fortunately for us, Chet makes willful self-delusion entertaining and fun, and the producers have clearly decided Chet’s here to make us larf.
We get scene after scene of all the other boys and girls in the house talking about Chet’s pink clothes, skinny jeans (“You left your balls in the sink, man! And then Ryan explains that he’s neatly divided his life between Iraq and America, but also mentions in the same breath how a service buddy of his had just killed himself because he was unable to deal with the post-traumatic stress and it’s at this point that we remind ourselves that Generation Y, or whatever you want to call it, is hardly the materialistic, fame-obsessed vacuous non-entity that some older generations we will not mention here try to depict us as.
” Ryan says at one point) and the fact that he’s never had sex in his whole life, and watch them marvel that Chet’s not a total flaming homo. At this point, Ryan’s face does something that makes him look like a five-year-old boy and when he speaks again his voice has become tiny and far away. That in fact, our generation has had to deal with some Pretty Heavy Stuff at a pretty young age, and that rather than complaining and whining about the unfairness of it all, for the most part, we just Deal With It. about Katelynn’s transgendered status and refers to her as an “it.” Epic fail, buddy.
We’ll get to him in a minute.) Abs tells the camera how he likes the way Katelynn’s a bit of a tom boy and how he relates to girls like that– and we’re hooked! (If making wild speculations about the cast of a reality show bothers you, we’re not sure why you’re reading this article. We can see why the Coop no longer dates a guy whose first impulse when he meets someone is to get them to divulge their personal secrets, but whatever– at least J. takes Katelynn to dinner at ELMO, which is a totally cute restaurant in Chelsea that I bet Anderson took J. It’s supposed to be tender, but it comes off as awkward., right down to the long-hair constantly covering her face and the crippling lack of self-esteem. Ordonez , so obviously its a vicious, vicious lie, but we’re going with it anyway, since we’ve been talking about it before J. The tiny Tom Hanks voice in our head screams, “There’s no crying in baseball!Though she’s now got a boyfriend at home in West Palm Beach, Florida, being the first trangendered person on has to be pretty daunting, so Katelynn defuses the tension by talking about how she’s been in orgies (“polyamory” she explains to Mormon Boy, who doesn’t know what the word means) and by running around in tight pink short shorts. Also in the “Katelynn is awesome” department is the fact that she’s already blogged about her hatred of The Gothamist. ” Chet When roommate Ryan (we’re getting to him) tells Chet that J. sets off his gaydar, Chet explains off-camera that he doesn’t seem to have a gaydar and can’t tell if a person is gay or not.This is hilarious, because Chet is obviously gay and unable to recognize it, which sounds like something we should all grab each other and sob about.This, of course, is what’s going on, but just in case it’s not, option two: Because Chet has grown up in Salt Lake, he missed out on the fact that “metrosexual” isn’t actually a real thing at all, but rather a way for straight New York boys to get girls who, because they’re surrounded by gay men who dress well and use product all day, have come to expect basic grooming habits out of the male sex. Break.” Sarah Sarah’s mainly been with girls and is in her first serious relationship with a dude, which, unlike Chet’s self-denial, seems totally sane and normal. This could be because she’s training to be an art therapist, but mostly we think it’s because she’s a good person. MTV’s doing a whole post-game show that’s too douchey to go into any detail here other than to mention that we see Ryan and Katelyn talk about this moment.
It’s like Chet picked up an article about metrosexuals one day, decided it was the thing to do and then took the concept further than any self-respecting straight man ever would. Ryan It’s because of Sarah’s curiosity that we get to see that Ryan, who’s Aeropostale cap and cocky grin would normally have us peg him as “The Asshole,” is actually one of the most complex people on the show. Katelynn explains that while it’s always hard to hear stuff like that, she knows that Ryan’s view has evolved over the course of the show, though to what degree remains to be seen.
Yeah, yeah: people should be able to express themselves whatever way they wantâ€”. You line your jacket’s popped collar with fuchsia on your sewing machine. She casually asks about what he’s done with his life so far and he mentions he was in the military. See, I knew there was more to you than just being the shy guy. Ryan: Oh, Iraq (His bio mentions he was one of Saddam’s guards at his trial). They do a freestyle acoustic guitar round robin later in the post-game (don’t ask) and Katelynn sings about how Ryan is mean to her, so And then there’s Abs to bring us back to Earth.
Pity the Mormon mothers who tune in looking forward to seeing a nice Mormon boy show the rest of America how they rock in Salt Lake, only to be greeted by 23-year-old Chet Cannon â€“ a nice Mormon boy (VIRGIN!
) â€“ who makes up for his lack of ever having had sex by, well, dressing like a twink bottom on the way to Boysroom. But Chet and his skinny jeans are just the tip of this rainbow-hued, manufactured, conflict iceberg that makes For the first time ever on the show, a transgendered person lives in the house. after he confesses that not only he’s gay, but his father was horribly abusive and his family life growing up was a living hell.
Just three weeks after her gender-reassignment surgery in Thailand, Katelynn Cusanelli lands in New York, where she’s greeted by Scott Herman. D.’s spent a lot of time in therapy, as he has the lingo down pat and, frankly, in the first episode he comes off as kind of a prick. They do this in a cab and then they both start crying and holding each other.
(Herman shall henceforth be known as Abs, since not only did he win an award for having the best set on the East Coast, it’s his only distinguishing feature. From the get-go he realizes Katelynn is transgendered (because he you know, has eyes) and decides that what he needs to do is take her out to dinner and make her come out to him. This isn’t misty-eyed-couple-of-tears-rolling-down-your-face crying, it’s sobbing loudly while clinging to each other waterworks.