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We specialize in eye-opening, perspective-changing stories about real people — the kind that make you feel like you've been "punched in the head."

TRUE LIFE: I’M GENDERQUEER

Are you neither male nor female?  Or do you identify somewhere in between male and female?  Or maybe the terms “male” and “female” just don’t apply to you at all?  Do you prefer gender-neutral pronouns over “he,” “she,” “him” or “her”?  Do you appear to be between the ages of 18 and 29?  Do you want to share your story on MTV True Life?  If so, e-mail us at truelife@punchedinthehead.com with your name, phone number, and a recent picture of you.  Tell us a little about yourself, your history, your current situation, and about how being genderqueer shapes your life.


TRUE LIFE:  I HAVE POLYAMOROUS PARENTS

Are your parents non-monogamous?  Is one or both of them in love with multiple people at the same time?  Do your parents share a girlfriend or boyfriend? Are they in a “group marriage”?  Or maybe an “open marriage”?  Or maybe you live with an “expanded family”?  Are your parents involved in a triad or a quad?  Or maybe your parents' poly relationship is just too complicated to explain?  Are you and your family willing to share your story on MTV?  Do you appear to be between the ages of 13 and 18 years old?  If so, e-mail us at truelife@punchedinthehead.com with your name, phone number, and a recent picture of you and your parents.  Tell us about yourself, your parents’ poly relationship, and how having polyamorous parents shapes your life.  Please get your parents’ permission before writing.


TRUE LIFE: I HAVE A TRANS PARENT

Is one or more of your parents transitioning between genders?  Has one of your parents just recently begun to transition?  Or maybe you have a parent who’s been trans as long as you can remember?  Do you want to share your story on MTV True Life?   If one or more of your parents is transgender, and you appear to be between the ages of 13 and 18, e-mail us at truelife@punchedinthehead.com.  Include your name, phone number and a recent picture of you and your parent.  Tell us a little about yourself, your family, and about what it’s like growing up with a trans parent.

TRUE LIFE:  I’M STARTING A RELIGION

Are you a prophet?  Or maybe a spiritual visionary?  Are you potentially the leader of a new spiritual movement?   Do your beliefs not fit with any organized religion, so you have to start your own?  Do you hope other people will commit to your ideals?  Are you hoping to spread your understanding of what’s holy to the rest of the world?  Are you sharing your unique spirituality with others? Do you want to share your story on MTV True Life?   If you appear to be between the ages of 18 and 29, e-mail us at truelife@punchedinthehead.com with your name, phone number, and a recent picture of you.  Tell us a little about yourself, your history, and the new religious movement you’re leading.

TRUE LIFE:  I’M BECOMING A CYBORG / BIO-HACKER

Are you trying to become a “next-level human” by implanting technology into your body?  Are you trying to gain special abilities by making technology a part of you?  Are you blurring the line between man and machine?  Maybe you’re implanting magnets in your fingertips, a bio-tracker in your wrist, LED lights under your skin, or even stimulating your brain with an electric current?  Have you ever considered yourself a “biohacker,” a “grinder” or a “transhumanist”?  Or maybe you’ve thought of a totally unique way to blend technology into your body?  Do you want to share your story on MTV True Life?  If you appear to be between the ages of 18 and 29, e-mail us at truelife@punchedinthehead.com with your name, phone number, and a recent picture of you.  Tell us a little about yourself, your history, and how you’re using technology to change your body for the better.

TRUE LIFE:  I’M AVENGING REVENGE PORN

Has someone threatened to post X-rated pictures or videos of you without your permission?  Or maybe someone’s already done it?  Are you being sexually bullied online by someone you once had a relationship with?  Or maybe someone you don’t know has your private picture or videos and is trying to use them without your permission?  Is your life being turned upside-down by “revenge porn”?  Do you want to tell your story on MTV True Life?  If you appear to be between the ages of 18 and 29, e-mail us at truelife@punchedinthehead.com with your name, phone number, and a recent picture of you.  Tell us a little about yourself, your history, and your personal experience with revenge porn.

TRUE LIFE:  I AM ADDICTED TO DANGER

Do you take extreme risks for fun?  Is your idea of a good time hanging off the edge of a building by your fingertips?  Or trying to break a world record?  Are extreme sports not extreme enough for you?  Does your idea of an adrenaline rush go way beyond BASE jumping?  Do you think ordinary bungee-jumping is for cowards?  Do your adventures make other people think you’re completely crazy?  Do you want to tell your story on MTV True Life?  If you appear to be between the ages of 18 and 29, e-mail us at truelife@punchedinthehead.com with your name, phone number, and a recent picture of you. Tell us a little about yourself, your history, and the unique risks you take for an adrenaline rush.



About Punched in the Head Productions:

We are an Emmy Award-winning production company that's been making documentaries for over a decade. We specialize in eye-opening, perspective-changing stories about real people — the kind that make you feel like you've been "punched in the head."  We take pride in our fair and respectful approach to storytelling and the relationships we build with everyone we film.