ABC's You Can't Ask That seeks heroin users, 'bogans' and porn stars for new season

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    ABC’s award-winning series You Can’t Ask That seeks heroin users, ‘bogans’ and porn stars for new season

    The ABC is searching for more marginalised and misunderstood Australians to audition for its popular series You Can’t Ask That.

    The broadcaster is filming new episodes for its seventh season, reports TV Blackbox.

    Producers have put out a casting call for participants from a range of backgrounds who must be prepared to answer personal – and often awkward – questions about their lives submitted anonymously by viewers.

    On the lookout: The ABC is searching for more marginalised and misunderstood Australians to audition for its popular series You Can't Ask That

    On the lookout: The ABC is searching for more marginalised and misunderstood Australians to audition for its popular series You Can’t Ask That

    The categories for the new season include: Dementia, Bogans, Juvenile Detention, Gay Men, Porn Performers, Heroin Users, Models, Postnatal Depression, Wrongly Incarcerated, Prescription Drug Addicts, Jewish and Adopted.

    Anyone who falls under those categories is encouraged to apply here.  

    Based on the list, there could be up to 12 episodes in the upcoming season, whereas the previous four seasons only featured eight. 

    New voices: Producers have put out a casting call for participants from a range of backgrounds who must be prepared to answer personal - and often awkward - questions about their lives submitted anonymously by viewers

    New voices: Producers have put out a casting call for participants from a range of backgrounds who must be prepared to answer personal – and often awkward – questions about their lives submitted anonymously by viewers 

    More than 10,000 questions were submitted for the past six seasons of You Can’t Ask That, and 427 Australians have ‘bravely taken a seat to answer those questions, helping us understand their lives,’ said an ABC spokesperson. 

    The show’s director, Kirk Docker, added: ‘People often ask if we make the questions up ourselves, but honestly we could never be that clever. The input from the public is what makes this show.

    ‘The blunter and more offensive the question, the more fun people have answering them. Because they’ve generally heard them all before, but it’s rare they get to answer them on their own terms.’

    You Can’t Ask That has been praised for shedding light on the voices, perspectives and challenges faced by marginalised and misunderstood Aussies. 

    Insightful: More than 10,000 questions were submitted for the past six seasons of You Can't Ask That, and 427 Australians have'bravely taken a seat to answer those questions, helping us understand their lives,' said an ABC spokesperson

    Insightful: More than 10,000 questions were submitted for the past six seasons of You Can’t Ask That, and 427 Australians have ‘bravely taken a seat to answer those questions, helping us understand their lives,’ said an ABC spokesperson 

    Season six, which aired from late April to June, included episodes about adult virgins, cheaters, ex-football players, lesbians and Chinese Australians.

    International versions of the program have been produced in Israel, Canada, Belgium and the United States. 

    During its run, the ABC series has won three UN Media Awards and a Rose d’Or, and has also been nominated for a Logie Award. 

    You can watch it on ABC iview

    Different strokes: You Can't Ask That has been praised for shedding light on the voices, perspectives and challenges faced by marginalised and misunderstood Aussies

    Different strokes: You Can’t Ask That has been praised for shedding light on the voices, perspectives and challenges faced by marginalised and misunderstood Aussies 

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