#AutoAri: Some Real Word Questions, F*ck Yeah

This week on The Real World: Ex-Plosion, Ari found herself smack-dab in the middle of Hell.

i just want to have a good dnner

Shit hits the fan first when Tom decides to lose every last piece of his shit during a series of unfortunate events brought on only by his douchebaggery, including breaking up with Jamie.

tom is freaking out

singing wordlessly

While Hailey slowly plots to ruin Jamie’s life for being infinitely more interesting than her, Ari butches it up and lifts furniture in the other room.


But don’t worry. She loses her shit, too.



Ultimately, each roommate finds solace at the gym, the beach, and every other location commonly associated with escapism, avoidance, and denial. Ari looks good, though.


When the plot moves from Jamie’s Amazing Grace to Jenny’s Lookalike Lover – her boyfriend, Brian, being a total jerk – she finds her own kind of solace: Booze.

america fuck yeah

She meant to say “Vodka”

Ari steps in as resident Chill Zone Director to fix their squabbling because, like, it just kills her vibe.

i hae a role

to fix you, as a person, before I fucking kill you

…which is a huge gift to the emotionally challenged Brian.

#JockStatus #ThoughtCatalogforMen

Alas, Brian is unfixable.

ari hates life

Later on, Tom sorts out his life and comes back ready to love Jamie harder better faster stronger. Like most men who have caused irreparable harm in their worlds, he looks back on his life and thinks,

i would call it a success

That makes exactly one of us

Later on, the HUGE FUCKING DEAL is Cory’s ex Lauren getting a positive pregnancy test result. I’m just letting you know so that you know where we’re at next week because I don’t actually care to be worried about this at this stage in my life.

Here’s the questions you had this week for Ari’s Fucking Emotionally Exhausted Fitz.

This Week’s #AutoAri Q&A

On Ashley

Ash & I had been together for about 2.5 years before she moved into the house.

Haha! The conversation’s come up.

No matter what, Ash is my best friend. Her being in that crazy house grounded me and kept me together despite what we needed to work on.

Just You, Just You, Just You, Just You

From everything. Music, television, movies. Most importantly from the relationships I have right now.

Shit… when I really learn how. My vogue skills are still very much lacking. Let’s learn together, k?


Thank you!! Hair, I use Seed by Akimi. Skin, I use Clean & Clear Acne Control in the mornings and Cetaphil at nights. I also use toner every time I wash my face and moisturizer only in the mornings.

No love, we kept our own twitter accounts. Some of us just added MTV to it.

On Moving Pictures


Favorite part about directing in general is seeing a story – the story you see so clearly in your mind – played out for the rest of the world to see. Fave thing about directing horror is I get to be as unapologetically dark as I want. ;)


Easily Dexter. Maybe Henry from Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. Yes, I’m creepy.

In Da Haus

Nah (deep sigh)… oh, Tom. I think the whole thing was just tough for him and he didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. The intentions were pure, execution was all kinds of wrong.


Six Degrees of Separation: Tom – Manchild – Piers Morgan

Ha not at all. Everyone was mad sweet to me and super respectful. Then again… very few people on this Earth intimidate Ari. Top of the list: Kesh then maybe Rihanna. *swoon*


It was just an emotional rollercoaster. Everyone was so in their feelings at every second of every day. Me being the counselor of the house, it was overwhelming!

I mean… I lost hair.

the. real. world. ;) I kid. Watching the Real World = funny. as. hell.


Can’t say I’m a big fan of Lauren’s voice, but she’s a sweetie. Umm.. most annoying might have to be Mr. Brian. Only because I want him to properly form a sentence when he speaks and his on-again, off-again violent thing with Jenny drove me batshit crazy.


Knowing what I know now, I think I would’ve done it. I would’ve been less focused on everyone else and more on having the time of my life. I cared a little too much, lol.

Actually yeah… Jay found out after Ashley M. left but before we left the house.

Not so much. I think Hailey put herself in an uncomfortable position. I think she took the opportunity to move into the house and had to deal with the consequences because of it.

(raises my hand)

Yeah. She and I went out with Jenny during the first aftershow and she seems to be more chill now.


Oh hey you! Life after the house is incredible! Tons of new projects are popping off right now because of the show and because of my team, big things are moving on the modeling and film side. So just keep following along.

Jenny and Brian. Hands down, funniest arguments ever.

Whoa buddy. That’s a crazy situation to be in. I think it’s just tough for both. Its obvious they love each other. All of me just wants Cory to put aside his hurt feelings, bruised ego and support her.


LOL, maybe…..

Favorite part is the Jenny knife dance. I want a GIF of that playing consistently on my phone. Lol!

Poking: It's Not Just for Facebook Anymore

Poking: It’s Not Just for Facebook Anymore

Chillin with a beer, eating popcorn and laughing at everyone then taking my ass back to editing some video. #allworkallplay lol!

Haha! Ya know… I got nothing on this one. That title boy… some girls will do a lot for it.

Honestly, exactly the same. Everyone is pretty much like that IRL.

Episode 7 might just kill us all.

Our Winner

Every week, Ari will pick her fave question out of the bunch and we will reward them with lavish prizes. This week’s winner, @frozenxinspirewill get a video from Ari herself!

Get Into It!

Each week, you can tune in to new episodes of The Real World and tweet your questions for Ari Fitz, raging queer, using the hashtag #AutoAri. ( We can only guarantee that tweets sent during the initial screenings of each episode will be included (10PM EST/PST and 9PM CST) in each week’s roundup.) Whether you’re curious about her films, what she’s eating in the fifth scene, the music that hot tub montage was set to, or how she gets her hair to look damn good, feel free to dig in and pop a question. Within 48 hours of the episode, Ari will answer every single one here on Autostraddle.

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Carmen spent six years at Autostraddle, ultimately serving as Straddleverse Director, Feminism Editor and Social Media Co-Director. She is now the Consulting Digital Editor at Ms. and writes regularly for DAME, the Women’s Media Center, the National Women’s History Museum and other prominent feminist platforms; her work has also been published in print and online by outlets like BuzzFeed, Bitch, Bust, CityLab, ElixHER, Feministing, Feminist Formations, GirlBoss, GrokNation, MEL, Mic and SIGNS, and she is a co-founder of Argot Magazine. You can find Carmen on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr or in the drive-thru line at the nearest In-N-Out.

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