#AutoAri: These Real World Questions Are My Lesbian Godmothers

This week on The Real World: Ex-Plosion, Ari and Ashley kept their cool in the midst of the ex-plosion itself.

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While the rest of the cast was alternately crying tenderly in the window (Jenny’s ex, Brian), drunkenly flinging themselves on their ex (here’s lookin’ at you, Tom), or speaking in an oddly high-pitched voice reminiscent of a murderous doll (Cory’s ex/ Lauren), they were having a grand ol’ time.

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Most of the episode circled around the drama between Jenny, Brian, Cory, and Lauren, as well as Hailey, Jamie, and Tom, as well as every other straight couple on the planet. Jenny even tried preemptively to get Brian kicked out of the house. Ari showed up like, “Oh, excuse me, is it a man you’re trying to destroy? Count me in.”

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It wasn’t MTV’s fault, though, that while everyone else was feeling emotions Ari and Ashley were just hangin’ out doin’ them. Lesbians have this break-up thing down to a science, after all, which Jenny noticed while Brian cried softly to himself.

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Honestly, eventually shit just got weird.

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Shit also got real. 

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By the end of the episode, nobody was having fun, I had forgotten what Ari Fitz looks like, and even Tom wanted to cry.

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The good news is, though, that Ari still looked fly.


Here are the questions you had for Ari Laughing Hysterically Fitz.

This Week’s #AutoAri Q&A

Storytime with Ari Fitz

Funny story! My mom used to watch a lot of cartoons and there’s this one called Thundarr the Barbarian and she loved the Princess, Ariel. She stole the name and changed the spelling.

I do! There’s so much coming up. Biggest thing to watch out for is the film I shot while living in the house, it’s called Open Call and will drop soon!

Honestly I’m fangirling hard for James Franco. I just think the man’s mind works unlike anyone else’s in the industry. But a dream collab would be a horror project with Adam Wingard or an awkward dramedy with Issa Rae.

Love this question! 4 years from now, they’ll be cult classics and college students will reference them for film classes. Maybe not 4 but very soon. 😛

Now that, my friends, is a winning question!

My gut response is great. I don’t feel edited when I watch the show, the things I say I would normally say. Part of this is because I didn’t edit myself when I lived in the house. I wasn’t playing a character, I wasn’t taking on a role. I was just ya know… Ari.

As a filmmaker and storyteller, I’m fascinated by reality shows. I learn so much about character from watching them, especially now that I’ve experienced it firsthand.

Follow me!

I do, actually. I want two to three kids.

Carmen is the Digital Editor at Ms. , Managing Editor at Argot, a Contributor at Everyday Feminism, and Co-Host of The Bossy Show. She previously served as Straddleverse Director, Feminism Editor, and Social Media Co-Director at Autostraddle. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr or in the drive-thru line at the nearest In-N-Out.

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