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In our newest video essay, Chelsea dives into the dystopian world of reality TV, and how it has become an endless feedback loop of MLMs, brand endorsements, and other paragons of capitalism.

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Hotness inflation TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZPRwMb6Sw/
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00:00:00 Intro
00:02:35 Ad break
00:11:47 Hotness inflation
00:20:20 Fueling our wealth obsession
00:27:08 The Real Housewives and scamming your way to the top
00:36:30 Reality TV and gender
00:44:05 The cost of #exposure
00:52:46 Exploiting the real estate dystopia
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