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Netflix's Newest Dating Show Is Queering Up Trashy Reality TV

Netflix's Newest Dating Show Is Queering Up Trashy Reality TV

Netflix's Newest Dating Show Is Queering Up Trashy Reality TV

Reality dating shows are super straight, but Too Hot to Handle could offer a reprieve from that.

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Let's face it, trashy reality dating shows aren't exactly known for LGBTQ+ inclusivity. The world's favorite shows in the genre, like The Bachelor and Love Island franchises, are engineered for and by straight people and any romantic attractions outside of that heterosexual box are quickly squashed. The mention of bisexuality even tore one couple apart on Netflix's last viral series, Love Is Blind.  

But the streaming giant's latest show, Too Hot to Handle, might offer a reprieve from that. 

The premise is simple. Netflix put ten of the "hottest" and "horniest" singles they could find in a beach house in paradise. They're all ready to hook up, but then comes the big twist: the singles have the opportunity to win $100,000 if they can abstain from all sexual contact. 

That frustration is something many of us can relate to in these days of social isolation.

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But unlike those other dating shows, these guests are allowed to act on any attractions they have. In the trailer, we can spot two of the girls in a heated make-out sesh. 

We're not exactly sure how this game works just yet, but "In a world without sex, will they form deeper and more meaningful connections?" asks the trailer.

We're guessing no...and we can't wait to see how it all plays out. If you're looking for the messy queer reality dating show of your dreams in the meantime, check out MTV's Are You The One?

Too Hot to Handle hits April 17 on Netflix. Watch the steamy trailer below!

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Taylor Henderson

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!