MTV's Are You the One is shattering reality dating show norms this season by featuring its first ever all-LGBTQ+ cast. Not only is everyone in the cast sexually fluid, but there's also a diverse group of gender identities included, which means that, for the first time, the "perfect matches" they'll be pursuing aren't be dictated by heteronormative male/female pairings. The cast has already been outspoken about how excited they are to bring this vital representation to the reality dating landscape, and the Are You the One cast Instagrams prove that this is the queerest group of contestants the show has ever gathered.
From a screenshot of an article profiling Remy Duran as "New York City's Most Famous Top" to Kai Wes' before-and-after top surgery photos, the cast of Are You the One illustrates how far reality TV's queer imprint has come from the days of A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila. There appears to be a meaningful variety of authentically queer experiences represented, which hopefully means the show will have a little something for every queer person to relate to. As Remy put it in a preview clip, "Some of us are not what you would want to maybe represent you, and that's fine. But we're real people and we exist and we deserve to be seen and deserve to express how we feel."
Here's where you can follow along with the cast on Instagram.