Author(s): Ariel Tachna
On the reality show "Dance Off," pro rugby player Olivier Gautier and Olympic swimmer JC Webster each have one goal in mind: to stay on the show as long as possible to earn his charity of choice maximum exposure and a larger donation. As the competition heats up, their goals expand to catching each other's interest, but Olivier is firmly in the closet and plans to stay there. JC is willing to be discreet, but not to hide forever. Starting a romance with another man is challenge enough for any celebrity, but doing it under the microscope of reality TV and one majorly intolerant costar is even harder. Add in meddling dance pros, JC s overbearing family, and the need to play up chemistry with dance partners to win America s hearts, and JC and Olivier s time together is looking more and more like a recipe for disaster.
As the pressure to stay in the competition mounts, JC and Olivier must face their inevitable separation at the end of the show as well as decide whether a relationship as complicated as theirs can survive in the real world, outside the bubble of the set and practice studios.