Sexy Beasts: Sexy Beasts
July 22, 2021 7:55 AM - Season 1 (Full Season) - Subscribe

Hoping to say goodbye to superficial dating, real-life singles sport elaborate makeup and prosthetics to put true blind-date chemistry to the test.
posted by dianeF (12 comments total)
The only good parts of the show are the reveals. The dates are painful to watch. I wanted to skip them but the reveals are better if you suffer through them.
posted by dianeF at 7:59 AM on July 22, 2021

Do all of the people turn out to be conventionally attractive?
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:49 AM on July 22, 2021

Yep, I think so. Is that a spoiler?
posted by dianeF at 1:12 PM on July 22, 2021

Spoilers are specifically allowed in FF threads. No worries.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:40 PM on July 22, 2021 [1 favorite]

The Ringer article linked in the post notes that the most common occupation among contestants is "model", some of the non-models are more conventionally attractive than the models. And yes, according to them, everyone is attractive.
posted by LionIndex at 2:52 PM on July 22, 2021

It sounds like they've completely misunderstood the point of their own TV show. Was the entire pitch "The Masked Singer But Dating", and then some poor bastard had to work out what the hell that meant?
posted by Grangousier at 3:14 PM on July 22, 2021 [1 favorite]

They should have let them mingle in a house all together, like Love Is Blind. I would also like to see a show that is all reveals.
posted by dianeF at 8:42 PM on July 22, 2021

I think, as a nerd, I would be afraid that I would get attracted to the costumes.
posted by pelvicsorcery at 6:00 AM on July 23, 2021 [3 favorites]

Some of the costumes were cute and some were hideous..
posted by dianeF at 11:22 AM on July 23, 2021

As someone who consumes a ton of reality tv/dating shows I feel like I'm in the target audience for this and I... ehhh. I felt like the contestants weren't even faking that they were interested in finding a match, and it was more like "Let me guess who the hottest person is underneath these prosthetics." And because of this there were zero stakes. I guess I like my trashy TV to pretend it's not trashy TV.
posted by rogerroger at 7:32 PM on July 23, 2021 [1 favorite]

Yeah, I'm having more or less the same experience, rogerroger. So far, panda lady is the only one who seemed to be more interested in who the person was than how they were embodied (even there, not always, and I think that it was more she just already understood they were all going to be pretty humans under the makeup than buying into a premise of finding a matching personality even if it were with someone she wouldn't immediately be attracted to), but she also seemed to think she was on the Bachelorette - she kept talking about finding her husband - which was also off-putting in a different way. Ehhh, indeed.

I'll probably finish the season, though, since there's no new seasons or countries of The Circle to watch.
posted by solotoro at 4:29 AM on July 24, 2021 [1 favorite]

We are three episodes in and I am developing a theory that the person with the "ugly" makeup will consistently get voted off first.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:08 PM on August 6, 2021

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