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Reality TV Shines Its Harsh Spotlight on 'Shahs of Sunset'
Reality TV's life lessons tend to be at least as synthetic as the shows themselves.
Say you were intrigued by Snooki's problem-solving approach, if one existed, to drummed-up crises on "Jersey Shore." Translatable to the actual world? Nah.
But there is a narrow exception with "Shahs of Sunset," the latest contribution to the genre, debuting 10 p.m. EDT Sunday on Bravo.
Featuring glossy, high-living members of the Iranian-American community in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, the series has the requisite fixation on materialism, personality clashes and people whose mantra is "more."
But it also has Reza Farahan, 38, who bills himself as a rarity: A gay man who refuses to bow to what he says is entrenched anti-gay prejudice in his native country and among many Middle Easterners living in his adopted one.
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