MTV True Life: I'm a surrogate Casting Call for MTV Documentary
Posted 28 June 2011 - 03:12 PM
I posted a casting call below. Please get in touch with us if you would like to chat about being involved in the program. We would love to hear from you!
TRUE LIFE: I'M A SURROGATE
Are you pregnant...with someone else's baby? Do you enjoy being pregnant? Are you willing to give the gift of life to a couple in need by carrying their child for nine months? Have you been a surrogate before - for strangers, friends, or family members? Or is this your first time carrying someone else's baby? Does your family or significant other disagree with your decision because of the risks any pregnancy can bring?
If you appear to be between the ages of 18 and 28 and are a surrogate, MTV wants to hear your story. Specifically, we are looking for a surrogate who is in their third trimester. Email us at email@example.com. Please be sure to include your name, location, telephone number, and a recent photo.
Posted 28 June 2011 - 03:59 PM
Oh yea, and the original older post was almost the exact same, word for word I believe.
Posted 28 June 2011 - 08:17 PM
I am hoping that because you are posting again 6 months later you didn't find anyone interesting, dramatic or young enough for your show.
Perhaps you should stick around the boards a little bit and see how ridiculous the idea of an 18 year old surrogate is.
And how insulting it is not to want a surrogate over 28.
Signed the 46 year old awesome surrogate.
Posted 29 June 2011 - 12:27 PM
I'm way over the hill any ways now at 42:(.
Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:50 AM
Any of their "True Life" shows only take people under 28 and who in their right right mind accepts a surrogate at 18? I guess they feel the age range is more of their demographic. I think its their loss.
This post has been edited by latingoddyss: 30 June 2011 - 09:53 AM
Posted 30 June 2011 - 01:12 PM
In most cases they put the 18-28 range to discourage younger people from applying. It's really a standard age range for any casting call with MTV. Being that they are with a television show, not an RE's office, it's not for them to say that 18 is too young - they are just looking for a woman to participate. They are not specifically looking for an 18 year old.
They had two people that they have been working with for about 8 months, but there was an issue with one of them. He didn't go into details but it sounded like they may have lost the baby. He is looking for someone to fill that person's place. Ideally, they would be in their third trimester and be willing to share the birth and the "giving away" of the baby (my words not his)
He would have been happy to have talked to me more about my journey but since I'm not even pregnant yet he was going to keep my info just in case they don't find anyone else willing sooner.
IMHO - I generally do not like MTV shows. I think they exploit people and thrive on drama. However, if you have watched True Life it's more of a documentary about things that are dramatic or even controversial on their own and the people it affects.
I am not trying to encourage anyone to do something they or their IP's aren't comfortable with, but there is no harm in at least talking to them if you are even a little interested - no matter how old you are.
Just my $.02
Posted 04 December 2011 - 06:08 AM
filming and i enjoyed the experience very much! if your interested for sure give them a shout. :)/>