Sleazy Girls Gone Wild honcho Joe Francis has been given the green light to air uncensored nudity on his new reality show Search for the Hottest Girl in America. The controversial franchise will feature complete nudity on a station many viewers get with basic cable.
This new “unrated” 12-part, half-hour reality series will debut Thursday, May 13 @ 10:00 PM PT/1:00 AM ET (Friday, May 14) on Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban’s HDNet channel — an independent network generally included automatically in HD packages with providers like Comcast, DirecTV, Dish Network, and Verizon.
For more than 15 years, GGW has been known for trolling beaches, colleges, and clubs across America and videotaping inebriated young
skanks women exposing themselves in exchange for a fugly ass cap or a t-shirt.
Donna Rice Hughes, President and Chairman of Enough is Enough, an organization that seeks to protect children from inappropriate websites and viewing content, has issued a stern warning regarding the show.
“Parents beware — ‘The Hottest Girl in America’ show is yet another sexually exploitative show that entices teenage girls and young women to bare all and behave provocatively in order to be featured on the show and potentially win the show’s title role,” Hughes implores. “This show, in the same vein as its equally inappropriate predecessor Girls Gone Wild, gets girls to imitate porn stars, strippers and pole dancers, cheered on by scores of hungry, horny boys.”
The similarly-outspoken Parents Television Council agrees.
“GGW has built its brand on the exploitation of intoxicated women, that’s just what they are and for them to pretend to be anything but that is quite frankly, sickening,” says Dan Isett, Director of Public Policy at the PTC.
“This (new show) further demonstrates the need for people to have cable choice. People should have the opportunity to pay for it individually and not have it part of their basic package. I would caution advertisers to be prepared for a public reaction if they were to advertise on programs like that, they have a responsibility for the programming. These advertisers ultimately pay for it and should be held accountable for a show like that.”
Rubbish, says Francis, 37. The GGW founder argues that the reality show is suited to a “mature audience” and no worse than what viewers routinely see on HBO or Showtime.
“Girls Gone Wild has been demonized for all these years, it’s been made out to be controversial when in fact HBO has ten times the harder core stuff and Cinemax is what we call “Skin”emax. Mark (Cuban) is genius and taken it into the free market,” Francis explains.