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It costs a great deal less to produce an hour of reality than an hour of primetime drama.
My fear is that (reality TV) will become more participatory with the audience," she says.
The other two males remained in the house only as companions to Chris.
Perl-Raver says the show left out several other dates and milestones, including a scene when the girls receive humorous sketches based on the guys' perceptions of them in the dark, and a sexually-charged date including Jennifer, Chris and whip cream.
Perl-Raver says it reveals the most real scenes from an otherwise manufactured reality environment."If only reality TV could be a little more honest with its audience and with itself, like a caution on a package of cigarettes.
Some of this is real, some of it's not." She acknowledges that most reality shows state in their closing credits that decisions are influenced by producers, but that might not be enough for mass audiences to see and understand.
"They didn't talk about any of the nuances in their personality.""I had to ask myself, is that the person I really am or is that just how they're portraying me? Chris eventually hoped Jennifer, who was portrayed as a fit, athletic girl, would ‘join him on the balcony' – the contestants' way to signal a mutual match – but all three women chose to leave the house without meeting Chris. Sasha says none of the women were attracted to him, but the episode made it look like they had tough decisions to make and plenty of confrontation to deal with."It really bothered me that they made it seem like the girls were against each other,' says Perl-Raver. We laughed so hard that the producers yelled at us for having too much fun."Perl-Raver also commented on how tried to manufacture emotional and physical conditions to heighten to the probability of dramatic moments and entertaining television."It's psychological warfare when you're doing a reality show," she adds.
Scenes then focused on her sexually aggressive nature, which she doesn't feel represents her personality at all.
She said her friends and family questioned the uncharacteristic move."I bit him because he was such a bad kisser.
According to Perl-Raver, producers and editors created narratives and clichés based on exaggerated actions or parts of their personality.
During Chris' final date with Sasha Perl-Raver, producers captured and chose to air an aggressive kiss where she bites him on the lip.
"All the characters were so relatable." But recent seasons of MTV's pioneer reality show focus mostly on drinking, partying, fake work environments and late-night hook-ups.