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Truth and ConsequencesGame Shows in Fiction and Film$
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Mike Miley

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781496825384

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2020

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496825384.001.0001

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Love Connection

Love Connection

The Game Show’s Erogenous Zones

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(p.93) Round Two Love Connection
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Truth and Consequences
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Mike Miley

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496825384.003.0003

A game show seems to be the last place where one would find love; however, many artists have seen a deeper quest hidden inside the game show’s pursuit of trivial knowledge: the desire to know another person completely. Round Two argues that game-show discourse and romantic discourse are not as dissimilar as one would initially think. Films such as Ron Shelton’s White Men Can’t Jump and Jim Sharman’s Shock Treatment,works of fiction such as Alexandra Kleeman’s You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine and Helen De Witt’s Lightning Rods, and the unexpected-but-nevertheless-real subgenre of game-show erotica demonstrate the ways in which the game show can help lovers navigate the romantic hypermarket.

Keywords:   Alexandra Kleeman, Helen De Witt, erotica, Game shows, White Men Can’t Jump

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