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Patricia Loud Patricia Loud ...  Herself 12 episodes, 1973
Bill Loud ...  Himself 12 episodes, 1973
Lance Loud ...  Himself 12 episodes, 1973
Kevin Loud Kevin Loud ...  Himself 12 episodes, 1973
Grant Loud Grant Loud ...  Himself 12 episodes, 1973
Delilah Loud Delilah Loud ...  Herself 12 episodes, 1973
Michelle Loud Michelle Loud ...  Herself 12 episodes, 1973
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This was the original "Real World". The show was a weekly documentary which followed the real life travails of the Loud family, a mixed up cluster of suburbanites. The show picked up lots of interesting footage, including an on-camera divorce demand from wife Pat to her husband, and the coming-out of one of the children who was gay. Written by Anthony Ventarola <ventman1@bestweb.net>

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11 January 1973 (USA) See more »

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fascinating
17 August 2002 | by Pookie-10See all my reviews

God I wish this was available on DVD or video, I remember seeing it years ago on PBS, late at night, just came upon it by accident and was completely hooked. It was truly fascinating. The 70's were so strange and interesting, and this is the real deal, real life. The quintessential portrait of an American Family at an interesting time in history. Series like this should be well preserved and available for future generations, it's a tragedy.


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