College kicks crew of MTV's 'Sex In The Itty Bitty City' reality show off campus
By Reality TV World staff, 01/05/2003
Zap2It.com reports that The Mississippi University for Women has asked MTV not to use its campus to interview prospective participants in its upcoming tentatively titled "Sex in the Itty Bitty City" series. Produced by MTV's news division, the program will follow several young women in small towns in the South as they search for their Mr. Right.
The college, a state school in Columbus, Miss., originally agreed to let the cable channel interview women at its student center. When the school learned of the show's title, however, they asked the crews to leave. MTV spokeswoman Marnie Malter says the title -- a takeoff on HBO's New York-based "Sex and the City" -- isn't finalized, which is why the network didn't mention it to the university. She also says the show isn't about sex per se.
"It's going to be about what life, dating and socializing is like in a smaller community," Malter says. "We are going to ask several people to allow a film crew to follow them through the dating process." The producers say they will find another spot in Columbus to do the interviews.