True Life is a documentary series running on MTV since March 24, 1998. Each episode follows a particular topic, such as heroin addiction as in the first episode, "Fatal Dose." The show is created by following a series of subjects by a camera crew through a certain part of their lives.
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Season 1Rent or Buy
S01 E01Apr 1, 1998
Fatal Dose Apr 1, 1998 The first installment of the show includes an investigative report about heroin abuse among young people.
S01 E02Apr 8, 1998
No Money, Mo' Problems Apr 8, 1998 A struggling rock band in New York City who could barely pay their rent, made it big in the music world. Other stories include a Vegas dancer, a young married couple, a recent college graduate, and an Internet entrepreneur, all trying to fulfilled their American Dream. This episode has a special host James Van Der Beek.
S01 E04Apr 29, 1998
Who Is Jesse Camp? Apr 29, 1998 One year later, MTV News returns to the Citadel and Virginia Military Institute to see how the women cadets are faring after a grueling first year.
S01 E05May 6, 1998
Freaknik May 6, 1998 On this episode of True Life: I'm Dying for the Applause, we meet two people who are sacrificing themselves on the altar of fame.
S01 E06May 13, 1998
Take it Like a Man May 13, 1998 One year later, MTV News returns to the Citadel and Virginia Military Institute to see how the women cadets are faring after a grueling first year.
S01 E07May 20, 1998
She's a Player May 20, 1998 Female athletes; Mia Hamm; Venus and Serena Williams; Rebecca Lobo; Sheryl Swoopes; Barrett Christy.
Season 2Rent or Buy
S02 E01Oct 8, 1998
I'm a Pro Wrestler Oct 8, 1998 MTV's "True Life" series gives a behind-the-scenes look at the Adult Film industry.
S02 E02Nov 12, 1998
I Need Sex Rx Nov 12, 1998 Serena Altschul talks with young people around the country about their reaction to Matthew Shepard's murder.
S02 E03Dec 2, 1998
I Am Driving While Black Dec 2, 1998 Chronicles the journey of two young HIV-positive women as they interview other young HIV-infected adults.
S02 E04Dec 10, 1998
I'm a Model Dec 10, 1998 This special looks at the decade's countless headline-making stories about young men and women of color being targeted, harassed, and, in extreme cases, brutally assaulted or killed by police officers.
S02 E05Dec 17, 1998
I'm a Football Hero Dec 17, 1998 While body image problems are usually associated with women, Mega-Dose II looks at young men who put excessive pressure on themselves in their quest to have a body like the ones featured in advertisements and on billboards.
S02 E06Jan 20, 2000
I'm on Crystal Meth Jan 20, 2000
S02 E07Feb 10, 2000
I'm a Star At Sundance Feb 10, 2000