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Since its initial episode in 1998, MTV's award-winning True Life documentary series has told remarkable real-life stories of young people and the unusual subcultures they inhabit. Whether documenting the lives of gay marriage activists, individuals dealing with obesity, or teens in high school, the True Life series tells its stories solely through the varied voices and points-of-view of its characters — putting the series in the unique position of reflecting the state of youth culture at any given moment. The 2007 collection includes: "I Have Autism," "I Live in the Projects," "I'm Pregnant," "I'm Going to Rehab," "I'm Looking For My Father," and more.

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Since its initial episode in 1998, MTV's award-winning True Life documentary series has told remarkable real-life stories of young people and the unusual subcultures they inhabit. Whether documenting the lives of gay marriage activists, individuals dealing with obesity, or teens in high school, the True Life series tells its stories solely through the varied voices and points-of-view of its characters — putting the series in the unique position of reflecting the state of youth culture at any given moment. The 2007 collection includes: "I Have Autism," "I Live in the Projects," "I'm Pregnant," "I'm Going to Rehab," "I'm Looking For My Father," and more.

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    I'm Stepping

    It’s loud and it can bring the house down, we're talking about stepping, a raucous mix of African tribal dance, tap, cheerleading, and gymnastics that was once a predominantly African-American fraternity and sorority past-time, but is now crossing cultural boundaries nationwide. On this episode of True Life you'll meet three step teams from all over the U.S. trying to prove they're number one at the biggest competition in the country.

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    • 43 Minutes

    It’s loud and it can bring the house down, we're talking about stepping, a raucous mix of African tribal dance, tap, cheerleading, and gymnastics that was once a predominantly African-American fraternity and sorority past-time, but is now crossing cultural boundaries nationwide. On this episode of True Life you'll meet three step teams from all over the U.S. trying to prove they're number one at the biggest competition in the country.

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    • 43 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    I Have Autism

    It's one of the most common disorders affecting young people today, and is being diagnosed at a higher rate than ever, we're talking about Autism. A brain condition that makes it hard for a person to communicate or interact with the world and a disability that has no known cause or cure. On this episode of True Life you'll meet three young people doing everything they can to battle their Autism and live life to the fullest.

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    • 42 Minutes

    It's one of the most common disorders affecting young people today, and is being diagnosed at a higher rate than ever, we're talking about Autism. A brain condition that makes it hard for a person to communicate or interact with the world and a disability that has no known cause or cure. On this episode of True Life you'll meet three young people doing everything they can to battle their Autism and live life to the fullest.

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    • 42 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    I'm Celibate

    Not everyone is doing it. Whether obligated by religion, afraid of STDs, or just disillusioned by sex - many young people are now choosing abstinence over intercourse. But it isn’t easy being celibate in a sexually-charged world. In this episode of True Life, you’ll meet three young people struggling to resist temptation on a daily basis.

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    Not everyone is doing it. Whether obligated by religion, afraid of STDs, or just disillusioned by sex - many young people are now choosing abstinence over intercourse. But it isn’t easy being celibate in a sexually-charged world. In this episode of True Life, you’ll meet three young people struggling to resist temptation on a daily basis.

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    • EPISODE 5

    I'm Having a Long Distance Relationship

    Even under the best of circumstances, maintaining a successful relationship takes work. So what happens when thousands of miles are added between two people in love? On this episode of True Life, you’ll meet two couples struggling with both insecurity and lack of physical proximity as they try to keep their long distance relationships afloat.

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    Even under the best of circumstances, maintaining a successful relationship takes work. So what happens when thousands of miles are added between two people in love? On this episode of True Life, you’ll meet two couples struggling with both insecurity and lack of physical proximity as they try to keep their long distance relationships afloat.

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    • EPISODE 6

    I'm Having a Summer Romance

    When two people hook up for the summer they are often looking for a casual fling that can easily be discarded by Labor Day, but after three hot and steamy months some find that saying goodbye isn't so easy. On this episode of True Life you'll meet two couples who have fallen in love and are hoping that their romance will make this the best summer of their lives.

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    When two people hook up for the summer they are often looking for a casual fling that can easily be discarded by Labor Day, but after three hot and steamy months some find that saying goodbye isn't so easy. On this episode of True Life you'll meet two couples who have fallen in love and are hoping that their romance will make this the best summer of their lives.

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    • EPISODE 7

    I'm Supporting My Family

    What's it like to be the main bread winner and head of your household at an age when many of your friends are still in school? On this episode of True Life, you'll meet two young women who are fighting to keep their families from falling apart in the face of adversity while still trying to maintain normal lives.

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    • 42 Minutes

    What's it like to be the main bread winner and head of your household at an age when many of your friends are still in school? On this episode of True Life, you'll meet two young women who are fighting to keep their families from falling apart in the face of adversity while still trying to maintain normal lives.

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    • 42 Minutes
    • EPISODE 8

    I Live In the Projects

    They have a reputation for crime, violence, and drug use, but for hundreds of thousands of low income Americans, federally subsidized housing - or the projects - is often the only place they can live. On this episode of True Life, you’ll meet three young people trying to overcome the harsh reality of living in some of the most notorious neighborhoods in the country.

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    • 43 Minutes

    They have a reputation for crime, violence, and drug use, but for hundreds of thousands of low income Americans, federally subsidized housing - or the projects - is often the only place they can live. On this episode of True Life, you’ll meet three young people trying to overcome the harsh reality of living in some of the most notorious neighborhoods in the country.

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    • EPISODE 9

    I'm Going to Rehab

    It offers hope, salvation, and a chance for a healthy life. But of the estimated 23 million Americans who are considered drug addicts, only a fortunate few ever get to walk through its doors. We're talking about drug rehab, and on this episode of True Life, we'll meet two young men with addictions so severe that rehab just may be their last chance for help.

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    It offers hope, salvation, and a chance for a healthy life. But of the estimated 23 million Americans who are considered drug addicts, only a fortunate few ever get to walk through its doors. We're talking about drug rehab, and on this episode of True Life, we'll meet two young men with addictions so severe that rehab just may be their last chance for help.

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    • EPISODE 10

    I'm Graduating High School

    It’s 12 long and sometimes torturous years in the making, and for most students it can't come quickly enough. We're talking about graduating high school. On this episode of True Life, you'll meet three seniors from New Jersey as they experience all the joy, anxiety, and confusion that this time in life can bring.

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    It’s 12 long and sometimes torturous years in the making, and for most students it can't come quickly enough. We're talking about graduating high school. On this episode of True Life, you'll meet three seniors from New Jersey as they experience all the joy, anxiety, and confusion that this time in life can bring.

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    • EPISODE 11

    I'm Looking for My Father

    Everyone wants to know where they come from. But if you grow up not even knowing your biological father, your own past can feel like a mystery. On this episode of True Life, you'll meet three young people desperate to connect with their long-lost fathers and hoping to find themselves in the process.

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    Everyone wants to know where they come from. But if you grow up not even knowing your biological father, your own past can feel like a mystery. On this episode of True Life, you'll meet three young people desperate to connect with their long-lost fathers and hoping to find themselves in the process.

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    • EPISODE 12

    I'm Pregnant

    What causes nausea, weight gain, volatile mood swings, even indescribable joy, and is certain to change your life forever? The answer is pregnancy - and on this episode of True Life, you’ll meet two young women experiencing all the excitement, pain, and upheaval that impending motherhood can bring.

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    What causes nausea, weight gain, volatile mood swings, even indescribable joy, and is certain to change your life forever? The answer is pregnancy - and on this episode of True Life, you’ll meet two young women experiencing all the excitement, pain, and upheaval that impending motherhood can bring.

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