Picture Snooki, The Situation and the rest of the Jersey gang hanging out in the nude. We know it's not hard.
Those are the type of people producers are envisioning to cast for a nude reality TV show, The Nak'd Truth.
The show's creators are looking for "real Americans with oversized personalities" to star in the proposed show about seven people who spend a month living and working in the buff at Caliente Resort and Spa in Pasco County.
"Just imagine if Jersey Shore was done in the nude," said Harrison F.B. Salomon, president of Atlantic Overseas Pictures, the Los Angeles company producing the show.
Since the casting call went out last month, the nudist resort has received more than 325 applications to attend the Nov. 13 and 14 auditions and another few hundred inquiries about helping with the production, said Caliente marketing director Deb Bowen.
The huge response underscores people's curiosity about nudism, Salomon said.
"I don't think there's ever been an experiment like this before," he said. "This bring us back to things we often don't like to think about."
Want to be a part of it? Here's what you need to know.
Who can audition?
Anyone between the ages of 20 and 35. The show plans to cast four women and three men, ideally one of them African-American. Personality counts more than looks, and all sizes and shapes are welcome, even those with some jiggle.
Do you have to be a nudist?
Absolutely not. In fact, the show prefers people whose experience with nudism starts and stops in the shower. Ideal auditioners have never gone to a nude beach or resort.
How do I sign up?
Applicants have until Nov. 5 to e-mail their age, phone number, short biography, two photos (no nudes) and a few sentences about why they should be considered for a role to firstname.lastname@example.org. From those, the show will contact about 250 people to attend the Nov. 13 and 14 auditions at Caliente. If you don't hear back, assume that you weren't selected.
Can I just show up?
No. The resort will have extra security to keep gawkers and unauthorized media at bay. Anyone not on the list will be turned away at the entrance. Auditions will be closed to the public but streamed live over the Internet at calienteresorts.com. Viewers will be able to give each contestant a thumb's up or down, which producers will take into consideration during the selection process.
What can I expect at the casting call?
Pre-selected candidates will fill out a 10-page questionnaire covering their background and personality as well as fears, desires and thoughts on nudity. Casting teams will interview each person poolside and ask interesting prospects to stick around or return on Sunday. Plan on getting naked, too, but outside the view of cameras. Producers want to make sure you're as comfortable getting naked in front of strangers as you profess to be. Cast members will be selected in early December.
How will the actual show work?
The seven cast members will arrive at Caliente and get their work assignments, such as bartender, social director and towel girl. They'll have dinner together (fully dressed), then retire to their houses on the Caliente property: one for the men and one for the women. The next morning, the clothes come off and stay off for the next 30 days. Taping is expected to begin in late February or March.
When will the show air?
The show hasn't been picked up yet, but Salomon says he's in talks with several national cable networks. Episodes will show very little flesh. Any private parts will be blurred, and cameras will generally shoot from the side or chest up.