By Steven Avalos Posted Jan 6th 2010 04:00PM
Anyone watch 'Conveyor Belt of Love' on Monday night during ABC's 'Marry Me' Monday night line up after 'The Bachelor'? No? Just us?
ABC describes their new reality show as "five women [who] take a shot at finding love when 30 men are given the chance to impress them as they pass by on a moving conveyor belt." Why? Why not? Because why should you have to get out there and look for love when it can be brought to you on a fully stocked assembly line? But hold onto that remote -- was one of those men actually a transgender performance artist?
Some curious internet super sleuths found contestant Scott Schofield's website which confirmed that he was in fact a transgender performance artist (via Videogum). He even tweeted during Monday's broadcast that he "never thought this would air."
Among the program's harem of men presented on the conveyor belt was Schofield, an author and performance artist who discussed that he was touring with his book on masculinity and performing in a "cirque du soleil" type show titled 'Becoming A Man in 127 Easy Steps.' Four of the five girls didn't bite (naming him too dorky for their tastes) but raven-haired, self-professed dork Jenn chose him as her man. Sadly, she eventually dumps Schofield for a fresher side of beefcake off the conveyor belt after questioning both men about their bedroom behavior.
'Conveyor Belt' never disclosed the full story on Schofield, but ABC has a decent track record of representing the LGBTQ community, even casting transgender actor Candis Cayne on the brilliant but canceled 'Dirty Sexy Money.' Looks like this only adds to the network's growing portfolio.
PopEater reached out to Schofield who declined an interview due to contractual obligations. "I have nothing to hide about myself, hence my decision to participate in a prime time reality TV show," he wrote in an e-mail.