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A Trans Guy Is Among Those Looking For Love On MTV’s New Dating Show “Undressed”

“It can be difficult to meet new people because they don’t understand what my situation is."

Usually there’s a little hesitation about stripping down in front of someone you just met, but what if you had to do it on national TV—while answering intimate questions about yourself?

That’s the premise behind MTV’s Undressed, a reality series where contestants get to know one another by following directions from a video screen.

 

 

Undressed digs deeper than your typical dating show—the trailer above sees couples negotiating topics like monogamy, money and politics. (In one scene, a contestant asks point blank, “As a gay man, how could you vote for Trump?”)

In this week’s episode, 22-year-old Blake is set up with Devlin—and there’s attraction between the two right off the bat. “Blake is super cute. The first thing my eye goes to is some tattoos,” Devlin reveals. “Major plus.”

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But when the screen directs the two guys to undress each other, Devlin soon realizes Blake is trans.

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“I see the bindings and I’m understanding that he might be a trans man,” says Devlin in the exclusive clip above. “And all of these thoughts are rushing through my head.”

In his confessional, Blake admits, “It can be difficult to meet new people because they don’t understand what my situation is.”
 

 
Will there be a love connection between these two? Find out on the new episode of Undressed, Wednesday, August 23, at 11/10c on MTV.

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