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Has anyone seen the UK TV programme Faking It? Its run for two season so far and now they've just started running a version filmed in the US.<br><br><br><br>
The premise is they take someone unskilled and try to pass them off as an expert in a month. Some examples from the previous series would be; a club dancer to show jumper, a burger van short order cook to proper chef, a punk lead singer to classical conductor, a radiographer to fashion photographer, a priest to used car salesman, Ferry Stewardess to Racing Yacht Skipper, Games Tester to Racing Driver, Web Surfer to Wave Surfer,<br><br>
Insurance Salesman to Stuntman, Kick Boxer to Ballroom Dancer, Solicitor to Garage MC, Ex-Navy Officer to Drag Queen, a Chellist to DJ.<br><br><br><br>
The challenge is to learn a completely new skill and against a panel of jurors deceive them that she or he is not faking.<br><br><br><br>
When it doesn't work (only occasionally) its just some ignorant git who doesn't appreciate the opportunity they have been offered.<br><br><br><br>
When it does work, it can be a fantastic uplifting moment when you can see people realise the nature of opportunity they have been offered and realise their potential. You can tell what a life changing opportunity it can be.<br><br><br><br>
Very recommended.
 

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I saw a commercial for it. It was about a man becoming a woman and a woman becoming a man...I want to see it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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This sounds a little bit like that old Rogers & Hammerstein musical "My Fair Lady".
 

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I just saw the most recent episode: a Midwestern auto racer (straight) learning to be a New York drag queen. It was interesting, heart warming, and, as Jon said, uplifting. As the subject said at the end, it opened his eyes and his heart to a totally different way of life~~I think it did the same for a lot of viewers.
 

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I just saw that one too mouse! So far I've only watched two. That one and also one where a serious smarty pants has to pass for a professional cheerleader. It's an interesting show.<br><br>
"What not to wear" on the other hand, I could live without.
 

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The only one I've seen is the one where the harverd graduate tries to become a cheerleader for some football team. (can't remember which one).<br><br><br><br>
hehe Erin, I just read your post and its the same one you've seen.<br><br><br><br>
I thought it was okay but a little farfetched about how the judges couldn't tell she wasn't a real cheerleader. She did a good job but all the other girls there have been dancing for years and years. You can't possibly learn that type of grace in a month (or however long the show took)
 

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Erin, I was really impressed by the guy on the "Faking It" episode I saw. I don't know many 25 year old straight guys who would have had the self confidence to do what he did, as seriously and with as open of a heart.
 

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Yeah mouse. I was especially impressed with his video diary. He didn't use the privacy to bash the people helping him. He was so willing to do what he was suppose to and didn't criticize the real drag queens. Good for him.
 

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I want to see that show... it looks really good.<br><br><br><br>
Erin- I can't stand <b>What Not to Wear</b>. Those two people (I forgot their names) are total pricks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 
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