Last week we confirmed that MTV’s Real World is looking for Occupy Wall Street protesters to be on season 27. But that’s not all: MTV is also coming out with an episode of True Life starring Occupy Wall Street protesters, as New York Times reporter Brian Stelter confirmed today. It focuses on protesters Kait, Caitlin, and Bryan, a member of the Sanitation working group we profiled last week who is also the star of the first promo MTV has already put out.
The episode will air on November 5 at 6 p.m.
When we asked whether MTV’s corporate nature was an issue, OWS spokesman Patrick Bruner pointed out that many entities owned by corporations have covered Occupy Wall Street, and this isn’t necessarily any different.
On the other hand, MTV’s modus operandi is to take organic youth culture, market it within an inch of its life, and make it depressing and corporate. Here’s hoping that doesn’t happen in this case. On the other other hand, we will totally watch this.