Former Hills and Laguna Beach star Lauren Conrad had promised that her upcoming three book series will ”pull back the curtain on reality television”. The series, called The Fame Game, will follow Madison Parker, the lead from her previous L.A. Candy books.
Conrad has shared in her lifestyle column for Forbes magazine that she often to struggled to reconcile the differences between television and real life at the height of her newfound fame:
“Only a fraction of my life story was broadcast on television. Off camera, the rest of my world was being turned upside down as I came into my newfound celebrity. I saw a book series as an opportunity to tell the other side of the story – the story about what goes on when the cameras aren’t rolling.”
Conrad also shared that she wants audiences to understand selective editing on reality television:
“Simply put, I wanted to pull back the curtain on reality television. I think a majority of people have no idea how deceptive and unreal reality television actually is.”
“For instance, a friendly conversation might be mutated into a grandiose romance, or people who you thought were your friends were in fact cast to become your newest on-camera confidant. By exposing the other side, I hoped to remind people that situations are often distorted when filtered through an editing room.”
I appreciate her honesty on the subject. After all, she suffered from it for years. I guess it seems ridiculous to say that any reality television star “suffered” from anything besides being filthy rich, but I can’t imagine being a teenager and juggling real life and fame.