March 19, 2007 12:00 AM
What if you got a nosebleed during sex? What if you were caught urinating by a family of seven while squatting next to their mini-van? Then you'd be at the top of Steven Bochco's list for your 15 minutes of fame on online video site Metacafe.
The Hollywood producer of TV hits "Hill Street Blues," "L.A. Law" and "NYPD Blue" is giving the Internet a whirl by producing a series of confessionals for Metacafe about your first time, wildest drinking moment, weird family, most embarrassing moment and worst job.
After interviewing more than 120 twentysomethings, he picked the best 44 stories from the crew. Those one-minute to two-minute videos will be released on Metacafe's new Café Confidential channel over the next four weeks.
"The young Internet audience that's being raised on their computer has a completely different perception of intimacy, privacy and voyeurism," Mr. Bochco said. "[The stories] become enjoyable in the way a good joke is. ... For me this sort of harkens back to an older dynamic, which is sitting around the campfire telling stories. For me this is like an electronic campfire."
Asked whether he is a voyeur, Mr. Bochco promptly responded, "Yes, I am. Yes, I am. I said that twice, didn't I?"