Yes, you read that correctly. I want to be a housewife…a “Real” housewife. I’ve been watching the Real Housewives of New York, Orange County, New Jersey, DC, and Beverly Hills for some time now. I’ve loved the glamour, the cattiness and the all-out brawls of these women from all regions of our country. And while Jersey may give us a run for our money, South Carolina represents a slice of life that has yet to be portrayed. I can fix that.
I know what you’re thinking. What could possibly be entertaining about watching some Carolinian Housewives who aren’t rich, glamorous, or scandalous? Well, I haven’t gotten this far in my seasons of faithful Bravo-viewing to not know that there are certain unwritten Bravo rules that I and my castmates would have to abide by.
First and foremost, we have to fit the stereotype that people would be expecting from a South Carolina native. I’m quite aware that the rest of the country may look at my beloved home state and expect to see a cast of uneducated, toothless, Walmart-shopping, redneck caricatures. And maybe there are a few fitting that description in these here parts. But seeing that reality television isn’t always so “real” and everybody needs their 15 minutes of fame, I’m willing to cast my dignity aside to play along with that caricature…to a point. In short, it’s time to bring a little “redneck” to the Housewives franchise.
I present my case. Bravo Andy, are you hearing me?