Updated: Jun 19
Reality television has struck gold in casting rapper CupcaKKe and reality TV icon Tiffany "New York" Pollard as the hosts of "Hot Haus," a new reality competition show.
The show follows a cast of marginalized adult entertainment stars, like exotic dancers and OnlyFans creators. Contestants will be competing in various challenges vying for the title of the "Next Queer Sex Symbol."
“Sex workers, sex educators, and sexy content creators are all still marginalized and actively deplatformed and denied safe, legal, working environments,” executive producer and showrunner Topher Cusamano told Rolling Stone.
“With 'Hot Haus,' we’re trying to remove some of that stigma and amplify all of the beauty, diversity, and talent that comes from queer, sex-positive creators. This show isn’t going to be trauma porn. It’s going to be a celebration."
The show has started the casting process with an emphasis on diversity in the sex worker world.
“We’re leaning into sex work as an experience that is very different as a queer person of color, so the cast will be more diverse," Cusamano told Rolling Stone.
The show is produced by DaddyTV the same creators of "Slag Wars," a show with a similar concept, and will air on OutTV.
Pollard explained in an interview with Rolling Stone what led her to sign on to the project.
“I know what it feels like to have people make assumptions about your life or your sexuality or whatever,” Pollard said. “The people we’re casting are all sexual — and I want to give them the chance to tell their own story. I’ve been doing this work for a lot of years and I’ve never let other people define me. That’s the energy I want to bring to this show.”
"Hot Haus" will serve as CupcaKKe's hosting debut. She explained with Rolling Stone how the show was the perfect start to expand her career beyond her music.
“As soon as I heard what this show stood for, owning your sexuality and talent, I knew I had to be involved,” CupcaKKe told Rolling Stone. “That’s what I’ve built my whole career on and being able to pay it forward to young queer people means so much to me.”