The producers of the new 305-based reality TV show The Catalina introduced the 10 smoking-hot cast members to the public this week.
And most of the characters featured on the six-episode series that focuses on the young, wild and free staff at the South Beach hotel agreed on one thing: When it comes to sex in reality TV, The Catalina will push network television’s envelope.
That’s hard to believe, with the likes of Big Brother out there.
But co-producer Nathan Lieberman — who also happens to be the owner of the 180-a-night Catalina — seems to be particularly excited by a Sapphic scene in one episode.
“It’s highly sexual because South Beach is highly sexual,” said Lieberman, 33, who added he hires hotel staff according personality, not resume. “There’s a lesbian scene that will knock your socks off!”
Lieberman said the series, which debuts at 8 p.m. May 29, was filmed with 12 cameras over the course of six weeks at the cost of about $3 million.
And even if the subject matter may not be suitable for all homes at 8 p.m., Lieberman says viewers will find redeeming values.
“There’s genuine love and respect and real emotional ties between the characters,” he said. “We’re like a family.”
Said Venezuelan nursing student Karina D’Erizans, the front desk attendant when she isn’t hitting the books: ”It’s not Jersey Shore. We all have a job and aspirations and purpose.”