TRUE LIFE: I'M GETTING DIVORCED
Are you in the process of getting divorced, or considering getting a divorce? Do you feel like you married too young, and just can't make it work anymore? Is your marriage taking an emotional toll on your home, work and social life? Do you feel like people in your life - friends, family members, your children - must take sides in your marital war? Is the chaos just too much to bear anymore?
Or is your parents' pending divorce forcing you to choose sides? Is one of your parents moving far away, and taking you along? Do you feel like their divorce is somehow your fault... or that it's basically ruining your life?
If divorce is affecting your life right now, MTV wants to hear from you.
If you appear to be between the ages of 16 and 28 email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with all the details. Please be sure to include your name, location, phone number and a current photo, if possible.
True Life: I'm In A Family Feud
Are you currently in a major dispute with a family member? Is this feud causing a ruckus in your household, or making home life unbearable? Are other family members staying neutral or are sides being chosen? Has the dispute elevated to the point where some legal action has been taken or has become necessary? Are you considering seeking family counseling for this feud, or does this feud seem to have no end in sight?
OR, is your family currently fueding with another family, like a modern day Hatfields vs McCoys? Are you not allowed to talk to them, even though you might be friends with one of their members? If you feel like a family reunion is going to be virtually impossible to pull off this year or ever, MTV wants to hear from you.
If you appear to be between the ages of 17-28 and are embroiled in a family feud please email us at FamilyFeud@mtvn.com. Be sure to include your name, your story, a phone number and a photo.
TRUE LIFE: I'M AN ITALIAN STALLION
Do you proudly consider yourself an Italian stallion or Italian princess? Are you from one of the outer boroughs of NYC or Jersey and proudly call yourself a 'guido?' Maybe your lifestyle includes hitting the gym regularly, flaunting your muscles or large breast implants, tanning, and clubbing? Is "eh yo" and "how YOU doin'" part of your everyday vocabulary? Are you an Italian stallion who is trying to find the perfect Italian princess, or visa-versa? Or are you trying to find love outside your social circle?
Or perhaps you break the mold and don't adhere to such stereotypes but are still an Italian New Yorker to the core? Are you sick of the emphasis on bling and the hyper machismo vibe that surrounds you and are trying to break new ground? Or are you trying to get ahead but find yourself being held back because of your accent or another defining feature?
If you appear to be between the ages of 17 and 27 and can relate to any of the above questions, please send an email to TL2009@mtvn.com with your story. Please include your name, location, phone number, and a photo.
True Life: I'm a Sports Fanatic
Are you a real sports nut? Is your home plastered with posters of your favorite superstars? Are you that season ticket holding super-fan who cheers from the sidelines -- wearing body paint -- who would never even think of missing the big game? Does your girlfriend wish you would spend more time with her than watching your favorite team? Or, are you a girl that can ramble off stats like one of the guys? Are you constantly checking scores or updating your fantasy roster?
If you appear to be between the ages of 16-28, think your love of sports is out of control and would like to share your story, MTV wants to hear from you! Email us at email@example.com and tell us as much about your situation as possible.. Also, please be sure to include your name, location, phone number, and photo
True Life: I'm Dating Outside of My Social Circle
They say opposites attract. Is this the case in your relationship? Maybe you're in an interracial or interfaith relationship. Are the differences between your respective cultures too hard to ignore? Perhaps your partner is much older than you and your relationship is drawing criticism from both ends. Do you feel like a fish out of water when you spend time with his or her friends? Or maybe you're from a wealthy family and your significant other is broke. What happens when one person's always picking up the tab? If you're dating someone outside of your social circle, MTV is interested in hearing your story.
If you appear to be between the ages of 16-28, are in an unconventional relationship and would like to share your story email us at SocialCircle@mtvn.com and tell us about your relationship. Be sure to include your name, location, phone number and photo of you and your significant other.
True Life: I¹m Homeschooled
Over a million American young people are home-schooled. But for those of us who aren¹t, home-schooled kids can seem mysterious, and what we don¹t know about them we fill in with myths and stereotypes. On this episode of ³True Life,² we¹ll show what it¹s really like to be home-schooled -- the good and the bad -- and we¹ll help break some of those myths and stereotypes.
Are you or a friend home-schooled and have a great story to tell? Do you have a particularly interesting home-schooling situation that you just wish everyone could see? Are you attempting to participate in athletics or other extracurricular activities within the public school system despite the fact that you don't attend classes? Maybe you¹re having trouble getting into the college of your dreams because your class rank is ³1 out of 1²? Are you going to a homeschool prom? Are you about to start or stop homeschooling?
If you appear to be between the ages of 14 and 18 and can relate to any of the above questions, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please describe your homeschooling story and include your name, location, phone number, e-mail address and a photo.
True Life: I Can't Afford My Lifestyle
Were you living large but hit hard by the current economic situation? Did you have a pimped out crib and now have to downsize? Has you new financial status affected your relationships because you can no longer play with the high rollers? Are you dating someone who had it all, but find yourself disappointed to have to swap five course entrees for five dollar footlongs? Do you feel that you can't possibly give up the life you worked for, but are left with no other choice? If you have answered 'yes' to any of these, then MTV would like to hear your story.
If you appear to be between the ages of 17-28 and can't afford your lifestyle and would like to share your story please email us at Lifestyle@mtvn.com. Please include a your name, your story, a phone number and a photo.
TRUE LIFE IM A VAMPIRE
Do you consider yourself to be a true modern-day vampire? Have you known from a very young age that you were different from everyone else ? Do you have an insatiable thirst for others' blood or energy? As a vampire, do you believe you are misunderstood and misrepresented in society? Have you participated in any vampiric rituals such as awakenings? Do your friends and family urge you to pursue a "normal life" free from vampiric practices? Does your vampirism draw negative attention from your peers or co-workers?
If you appear to be between the ages of 16-28, believe that you are truly a vampire and would like to share your story, MTV wants to hear from you. Email us at email@example.com and tell us as much about your lifestyle as possible. Also, please be sure to include your name, location, phone number and photo of yourself.
True Life: I'm Gay For Pay
Are you a straight person engaging in sexual activity with same-sex partners, in exchange for money, despite the fact that you're heterosexual? Are you currently employed in the sex industry, working in gay porn or as an escort catering to same-sex clients? Perhaps you're a college student simply looking to earn some extra cash on the side. Are you enjoying yourself in spite of your true sexual orientation? Or did you get involved in this line of work out of necessity? Do your friends and family know what you do or are you living with a secret that you fear could be exposed at any moment? If you're lining your pockets by pretending to be gay for a living, MTV wants to hear from you.
If you appear to be between the ages of 16 and 28, and you think that you have an interesting story to tell the world about your experiences, email us at GayForPay@mtvn.com with all of the details. Please be sure to include your name, location, phone number and a photo.
True Life: I am Polyamorous
Do you spread your love around? Do you have a loving intimate relationship with more than one person? Are you in a consensual threesome or foursome? Are you a couple looking for another couple to have a relationship with? Do you want to be in a polyamorous relationship, but your current partner only reluctantly goes along with it? Is your foursome freaking your parents out? Do you have two straight boyfriends that are comfortable sharing you? Are you in a foursome of the same sex? Was it amazing at first, but now there is trouble in paradise?
If you believe that polyamory is the way of life, we want to tell your story.
If you appear between the ages of 18 and 28 and have a compelling story to tell about polyamory let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please describe your story in detail. Also be sure to include your name, location, phone number, and a recent photo of you and your loves.
TRUE LIFE: I Can't Leave My Boyfriend/Girlfriend
Are you in a relationship that's on the road to nowhere? Are your two opposing life situations (distance, finances, religion, culture) making it increasingly difficult to stay together? Do you want to break up with your mate but don't know how to go about actually doing the deed? Are you hanging on to the relationship because you're overwhelmed at the thought of being alone? Have you broken up before only to go running back to each other shortly thereafter?
We know that breaking up is hard to do, and if you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, then MTV would like to hear your story. Tell us as much about your relationship as possible -- let us know how long you've been together, what your attraction to each other was, what the circumstances were that led to your decision, and what your current status is as a couple
If you appear to be between the ages of 17-26, want to breakup with your boyfriend/girlfriend, and would like to share your story, please email us at CantLeave@mtvn.com. Please be sure to include your name, location, phone number, and a photo of you and your mate.
TRUE LIFE: I'm Clashing With My Parents
Are you clashing with your parents? Going against their wishes? Defying them even? Are you an Americanized teen growing up in a household with immigrant parents whose conservative cultural values are at odds with your modern viewpoints and lifestyle? Perhaps your religious beliefs are setting you and your parents at odds. Are you abandoning the beliefs they instilled in you as a child? Or is your deepening passion for faith and religion concerning your more secular-leaning parents? Maybe the conflict between you and your parents is a classic old disagreement over the guy or girl you're dating.
If you're personally living through any of these scenarios, or an equally compelling conflict with your mother & father, we'd like to hear from you. MTV is working on a new episode of "True Life" that will explore the impact on young adults, and their families, when grown children challenge their upbringing and defy their parents.
If you appear to be between the ages of 14-25 we'd like to hear your story. Email us at email@example.com and please include your name, phone number and a recent photo of yourself.