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As if we needed further proof that the wrong people get their own reality show...
Teen Mom's Farrah Abraham just signed a deal to shoot a "reality docu-soap" about her life raising her 3-year-old daughter, Sophia. Alas, the 21-year-old walking train wreck confirmed the news herself: "Get ready for better TV :) The News Is True," she tweeted.
Sure, there are people out there who haven't yet gotten their fill of Farrah -- despite the fact that she has been all over MTV and supermarket checkout stands since 2009, when she became an original cast member of 16 & Pregnant and then Teen Mom. Capitalizing on the show's breakout success, she's also shared her dramatic life experiences through a best-selling memoir, My Teenage Dream Ended, and a dance-pop album of the same name. But some execs at the production company Spinboi Films have obviously decided that we could all use some more Farrah.
After all, what a dramatic life it's been so far! There was the bad baby daddy (who met an untimely death), the abusive mother, the custody battle (with the grandparents), the breast implants, the drinking problem, the DUI arrest, and, earlier this month, the sex tape. Ah, yes, any MTV viewer with a computer and some unsupervised time on his hands can check out her explicit film, Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom at the website for Vivid Entertainment (the "world leader in celeb sex tapes"). Scores of people already have. The video, which she shot with porn star James Deen, has outsold Kim Kardashian's X-rated tape. Abraham allegedly took home a cool $1.5 million for her part.
So why not give this girl her own reality show? Here’s a reason: Like most people, she could use some un-filmed time to get her act together. "I have no relationships, and I'm like, sad sometimes," she told Entertainment Tonight, defending her decision to sell her sex tape. "I felt this was my way of embracing my sexuality and being happy for me." Watch here:
In this other, much more raw video, she bitterly explained her sadness in the wake of all those broken relationships. After being "lied to and manipulated" by "loser-esque boyfriends," she described herself as "alone and crying all the time." Watch here:
No doubt the producers at Spinboi Films are hoping to film some of these tears as she continues to hurtle down a destructive path. The bright side here? At least Abraham is talking about turning her life around, expressing some good intentions for the years to come. "My plan for the future, number one, is opening up my restaurants," she told ET. "From there, it's just creating a great environment for my daughter. A home. A nice neighborhood. Her college is already paid for and those things, so it's just really coming together as a parent and making the right financial choices for our future."
Might her reality show cameras follow her back to school? Capture a reconciliation with her family? Document her first healthy relationship with an honest man? It's possible (though not probable) that the series could have a redemptive purpose.
An even better outcome -- for both her and her fans? Let's hope that no network picks up the pilot.