Hosted by Lance Bass, “Finding Prince Charming” will include 13 charming and gorgeous suitors, all housed together, who compete to win the heart of one of the nation’s most eligible gay heartthrob.

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Until Sunday, that is, when he posted this rather cryptic update.

Tuesday brings great news for reality-TV junkies everywhere—or, at least, the ones who get Logo TV in their cable subscriptions. Consider some bygone reality dating shows that featured gay contestants, and you’ll quickly understand why this matters. umbrella know what it’s like to be rendered virtually invisible—or, perhaps worse, to only be seen through the lens of stereotypes ascribed to them by straight people.

“Although I went on this show knowing that I would be nude while taping it, I was told that my private parts would be blurred for TV,” said Nizewitz in a statement.

“If you watch an episode, you will see that the blur actually makes it less revealing than a bikini would.

One by one, the suitors are eliminated until the heartthrob chooses one ideal man to sweep him off of his feet and commit to an exclusive relationship.

, the image of its host, Erik von Markovik, is no doubt burned into your brain.

To be clear, this is not the first time gay people have been featured as part of a dating show’s template—or even the first time they have been the subject of a reality dating show.

audiences, just greenlit TV’s first reality show about gay dating.

At his peak in the mid-2000s, Mystery gained notoriety by getting paid very handsomely to school men the world over on how to use creepy social tricks in order to get women to sleep with them. so since the computer is here on the table, i sit and type something out. ok ill put some comedy on youtube.” Fortunately for Mystery there is virtually nothing a little You Tube comedy can’t fix. Bubble of Love actually sounds like a VH1 show in the making—perhaps there’s a chance for your rebirth after all, Mystery? It’s not clear who is keeping them from him (or why), but it’s easy to imagine that a man who spent his entire career teaching men how to manipulate women into sleeping with them maybe doesn’t have the most solid relationship-building skills.

Perhaps his most famous accomplishment was inventing the much-reviled practice of “negging,” in which you say something slightly insulting to a woman to lower her self-esteem and make her more likely to accept your advances. i step out into the living and my paralyzed brother is lying in his cot watch tv. and i log my feelings when they are extreme (which calms me as i sit in paralysis interfacing my fingers to a sleek bluetooth keyboard. But moving on, later that night he issued his final missive (for now, at least). The once mighty may have fallen hard, but there is some hope in these dark times—he still has his gift for giving terrible advice.

Obviously, I did not expect the world to see my private parts, this is not what I anticipated or what any other contestants on the show anticipated.” VH1 had no comment on the suit.