Ahhhh, we've winced as one set of Housewives after another has set out to hammer home unfortunate stereotypes from their respective cities. Orange County? Beverly Hills? New Jersey? New York? Here we go, in order: Daft, money-hungry climbers with wrinkly husbands. Fragile elites with little dog, big houses, and nannies raising their children. Brash, northern rednecks with big hair, bigger tanning salons. Bitchy city divas with a jealous streak and destined to be alone.
Thank God there isn't a reality show about Charleston, right? That would awful if they painted such a culturally rich city as some rich-boy rich city stuck in an Old-South world of plantations and privilege. Wait... hold on, someone just dropped a note on my desk. It says...
It's coming. It's called Southern Charm, set to air on Bravo sometime this year. Our former treasurer turned convicted felon is starring, along with... I don't know, some other people who are no reflection on how we live. Here's the description, courtesy of Deadline Hollywood:
The notoriously closed society of Charleston, South Carolina unlocks the gates of their centuries-old plantation homes for a real-life look at how modern-day Southern aristocracy lives. Get charmed by the social scene which is bound by tradition and ostentation unlike any other culture in America, through a group of the city’s most charismatic gentlemen and their Southern belle equals.
You read that right. "Southern aristocracy." A social scene "bound by tradition and ostentation." "The city's most charismatic gentlemen and their Southern belle equals."
What city are they filming in again?
Deep breaths... how about we all just have a good sense of humor about this. Oh, which brings me to the next bit. Check out the first link below, from FitsNews: it's just a quick news item about the show, but if you are looking to kill time at the office today, settle in and read the comments. Hilarious... someone get this guy a PR manager. Stat.
Thomas Ravenel set to star
More, something about Shep Rose
Photo credits: OK magazine, Dansthatcool, and FITSnews