90 Day Fiance Exec Explains Why No Same Sex Couples Have Been Featured
Alon Orstein says having another gay couple is
November 26, 2019 10:07am
TLC executive, Alon Orstein, explained why no same sex couples have yet to be featured on 90 Day Fiance‘s seven season run. The senior vice president of production and development for the network assured fans that featuring another gay couple is “absolutely a possibility,” that “almost certainly will happen.”
According to E! Online, Alon explained, “At this moment, as far as the stuff that has aired, we just hadn’t found the quite right couple. And there’s also the times we did find people who we liked, but people drop out for all different sorts of reasons.”
Sometimes, couples simply change their mind about going through the K-1 visa process publicly. Per Alon, “…so that could happen, or you could have an issue with timing or things like that. But it is something that we have been very keen to find and are continuing to actively pursue.”
E! Online asked the TLC suit what makes an ideal couple for 90DF. His response? “I mean there’s so many different flavors, that there is no perfect one.” He continued, “I think what we’re always looking for in every 90 Day Fiancé couple is first and foremost, they have to be transparent. They have to be willing to go there, to share their emotions, to talk about their feelings, to let us get beneath the surface. That’s the first and foremost. We want to get to the authenticity of them as individuals and the relationship, and sort of have that unvarnished view. That’s first and foremost a prerequisite.”
“We like to sort of look across the spectrum. And diversity is very important to us. Extremely important to us. We think one of the great assets of the series is that we have the opportunity to go into all these different countries, people from all different ethnic backgrounds, religious backgrounds, just life experience…It’s a cocktail more than it’s a perfect couple that makes a season. And we really are thinking about the cocktail when we’re looking at casting. Does this mix right? Do we have sort of that sort of right algorithm and alchemy that will be a really good flow throughout the season? We can’t have too many people who might be similar feeling. We like all different sorts of personality type,” Alon explained. “Sometimes it’s someone really big, like Angela, just a big personality, but sometimes it could be someone who’s maybe a little bit more understated in a different way, like a Anna, from Anna and Mursel [in 90 Day Fiancé season seven]…I think the beauty of 90 Day Fiancé is we don’t really have an archetype. We are sort of looking across the spectrum,” per Alon’s interview with E! Online.
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