If you haven’t heard already the folks at cable network Bravo have set their eyes on the seat of our government as the place for the next installment of their “Real Housewives” series. I’ve never watched the durn show, but just as the Atlanta iteration allowed for some diversity to be thrown in the mix, I’m pretty sure there’s room for a good mix of womenfolk in the D.C.-area.
While no one should hold their breath and expect to see Michelle O. on the show (I’m sure they’ll be episodes devoted to people trying to get a meeting with the woman), I am wondering how “real” is Bravo going to get with this?
More after the jump.
Basically, will they cast anyone we’ve actually heard of? Will they get a big enough name from D.C.’s social circles? I imagine that most female politicians and insiders or wives of political power-brokers would give this whole thing the side-eye as it could backfire terribly or even derail a career if it turns into that wonderful trainwreck TV everyone loves. So as much as some of us would like to get to know the “real” Michelle Fenty perhaps (the wife of D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty) as she decorates her house, does photo ops at Ben’s Chili Bowl and perhaps divulges what the hell is going on with her hubby and those seats he’s hogging at the Nationals game, what are the chances that would even happen?
Even so, Politico has her at the top of the list of who they think would be good possible “gets” for the show’s producers. Along with Fenty they name Georgetown’s Sally Quinn, Tammy Haddad, political pundit Anna Marie Cox, TV reporter Norah O’Donnell, Rep. Linda Sanchez, actress/comedian and other half of Stephanopoulos, Ali Wentworth, White House aide Sarah Feinberg, bakery owner/socialite Mehgan Blair and Amy Baier.
God. We WISH, right? (Also, list needs more Negroes, Politico. This is D.C. No one from Howard U.? No one related to the CBC? No one with ties to the Urban League, Links or Greek Letter Organizations? No high powered hairdresser who knows the secret to the naps on everyone’s heads? No big time pastors’ wives?)
Who would you like to see on the show? Or, better yet, who do you think will actually end up on the show? (Re: A bunch of talentless, fame-humping nobodies, per usual.) Here’s to hoping to being able to pick one of these broads out of line up.