MTV’s “The Real World” is here in Austin now – their house is pictured here, just a block from our hotel – and the reality show “cast members” are working on their own documentary this week…
Last night at the Texas Hall of Fame awards at Austin Studios, a real ‘hall of mirrors’ (as one local called it) was created when two Real World cast members were filmed by the show as they interviewed arriving celebrities and guests for the doc project.
I was interviewed by “The Real World” cast members on camera for their doc project, but turned the tables by asking them about their new doc and experiences making the movie. After the brief chat, the show’s producers stepped in politely when Brian Brooks tried to grab a photo of two of the cast members for indieWIRE. The producers rejected the photo-op but then asked that I sign a release, since our exchange was captured by the show’s own cameras.