Dan Savage to shoot "Savage Love" pilot for MTV

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The openly gay writer is also famous for encouraging political action from readers, especially surrounding issues involving birth control and sexuality. Most notably, Savage employed his readers to invent an alternative definition for "santorum" in response to former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum's belief that consensual homosexual acts should be regulated in the same manner as non-consensual sexual behaviors like child molestation and bestiality. To this day if you Google "Santorum," the first thing that pops up is the definition of "Santorum" as "the frothy mix of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex."

Instead of having a live call-in show, MTV will follow Savage as he tours college campuses fielding questions from the audience with his graphic and blunt advice ("get divorced and move on"). Considering how many people have trouble asking their doctors sex questions, I can only assume the student inquiries will be submitted anonymously. If so, this will be a major flaw in the show. Part of the charm of Love Lines was hearing the callers. In fact, Dr. Drew was famous for being able to detect early abuse just from a caller's voice. An anonymous format will also eliminate the humor of every other caller claiming her name is Avril. Maybe I'm wrong and the show will feature brave college students, and yes, even the occasional hot sorority sister asking about threesomes.

The advice column "Savage Love" is syndicated by alternative weekly papers across the country. Savage is also the editorial director of Seattle’s alt-weekly, The Stranger. This won't be the first time MTV has worked with the writer. Last year the network covered his “It Gets Better Project,” which featured gay adults assuring teens dealing with sexual orientation issues that their lives will eventually improve.

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Creative Loafing's syndicated sex & love columnist, Dan Savage, may bring his brand of unfiltered advice to MTV. The popular teen channel, which helped launch Dr. Drew Pinsky's career as the Gen-X Dr. Ruth by airing his call-in radio show Love Lines, has enrolled Savage to create a modern advice show based on his column "Savage Love."

The Seattle writer, who has long been hailed as the anti-Dr. Drew, will undoubtedly bring a certain amount of edginess to the network, which is notorious for pushing controversial programming with shows like Jackass and Skins. For instance, while Dr. Drew doesn't think anal sex is a good idea on any level, Savage

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