Hola Trashies! Can you believe I’ve deleted this twice?! TWICE! I’m officially technology challenged. OR this show has turned my brain into mush. Or all the wine I’m drinking to get through it is. Either way, this recap is TAKING FOREVER, and there’s a new episode for me to get to so let’s DO THIS! And not delete it.
We pick up where we left off with a giddy Joe Francis homoerotically giddy over the gay porn of Dustin. I stand by my beliefs that Joe KNEW ahead of time about Dustin’s past and that the producers told him about it. Because it honestly seems so “fishy” to me that he would do a web seach as a prank. Anyway, he goes to find Flav to participate in his homophobic giddy. Flav is frying chicken and is all like, “F Stereotypes, who doesn’t love chicken?!” Agreed, Flav. Chicken is delicious. Seriously though, that fried chicken looks nummy.
Just to add an extra level of creepy to the situation, because let’s be honest here – Joe’s Creepy Thermometer is broken – he’s taping Flav’s reaction to the gay porn.
Ha ha! Just watching gay porn, like two straight dudes totally do! Isn’t my boner hilarious?!! Ha ha!
Flav is shocked and is also glad he participated in the viewing of the gay porn and says that he will gladly “burn my chicken up for this shit!” Okey dokey Flav. Priorities, my friend. Priorities.
At this point, nobody else is participating in the “Shame Dustin” movement that Joe is trying to film and sell on the internet, as you do. Instead they’ve all fled the room and are avoiding him like the plague. Because they might all be decent human beings. Ahem.
Dr. J meets with Dustin and Heather and voiceovers that she hopes that Dustin’s ponorgraphic past doesn’t become a distraction in the house. Please lady, this show is COUNTING on it being a distraction and frankly both Flav and Joe are thankful for it, because it takes the spotlight off their own awfulness. (Okay, so Flav is awful by association with Liz, but still. AWFUL).
Dr. J’s session with Heather and Dustin is interesting and we get to see what a weird ass character Dustin is. I didn’t watch Real World, I only read about it on these recaps, so I am not familiar with him. I can only tell you that he shows up without shoes and speaks in a weird whispery David Beckham voice.
They reveal to Dr. J that they come from different backgrounds. She had a normal healthy childhood and his was filled with abandonment and uncertainty. He reveals that when he was offered the opportunity to join the FratPad porn house, it became a sort of family for him and that he felthe belonged somewhere. Wow. That’s incredibly sad. He also identifies as straight and downplays the sexual aspect of the Fratpad as just “oral,” so it wasn’t a big deal.
Dr. J tells him she sees he has an ability to disconnect from uncomfortable things, and that typically comes from trauma. He blankly stares at her and nods while Heather tells us that Dustin is so disconnected from the things from his past he can’t even remember what really happened to him. He has built up a false experience to help him cope. Kiddies, that is fucked.up.
Dr. J thanks them for their time and then interviews and tells us that, “As you can imagine, I can’t always reveal what is shared in my therapy sessions for various reasons. But what I can tell you is that Dustin’s childhood trauma very clearly left him feeling vulnerable to being lured into pornography. The important thing is that he connects with his traum and his emotions, because if he doesn’t there will always be a wall between him and Heather.”
Wow. This kind of reminds me of Tiny and JoJo, in that JoJo was battling some real demons and if he didnt confront it, he would take Tiny out with him. Kind of happening here, because how can Dustin and Heather have a functional relationship when he can’t function emotionally on a normal level? That’s some real shit, not some fake reality show crap. That’s real. And heart achingly sad.
Sidebar: Okay, so apparently Dustin was arrested this past weekend for imeprsonating Andy Dick and allegedly inappropriately touching a girl at a bar after last call. You can see the from the security camera screengrab that he used his foot to look up her skirt. It’s weird, and stupid and he’s a drunk idiot. But he didnt help matters when he got into it with the PoPo. Furthermore, you’ll notice that his girlfriend Heather is nowhere in this story. Interesting. Also, in the last recap one of our awesome Trashies linked to a story about this. Do not click on that link unless you want to Dustin’s full on dong pics. Which are impressive, but I wasn’t expecting it. I love surprises! Huffington Post has the story without the dick pics.