I'm at the Tape Episodes. I mean, sure, the marriage between CC and Gina is a sham. And the whole thing is over the top. And any real police department would hear the cassette and ransack Gina's belongings. But it is so much more fun the way the show does it. And the one liners during these episodes have me rolling.
When Gina has the cake that she pops out of delivered, Keith asks, "What is this? A mobile home for Hansel and Gretel?"
And when Mason and Gina are kissing and they are saying one thing, but the voice overs say what they're thinking.
Gina roasting hot dogs on the balcony.
It's all just so funny.
I knew Bravo would target Nene next! The network is using this book as payback. It is so short-sighted -- Bravo wants immediate buzz, but no consideration for the longer term. RH is a brand, and you have to maintain the brand.
These books lifting the curtain on BTS shenanigans take away some of the mystery. I mean, I'm not a complete fool when it comes to 'scripted reality,' but... And of course, Bravo faves get preferential treatment -- until they fall out of favor. This kind of BTS gossip is one of the selling points of the shows, but when it becomes the only juice? Then the show risks swerving out of control and crashing as it burns through HW after HW.
As far as LVP is concerned, she should cop to it. I find it a bit gross that everyone is so pressed about (gasp) feeding a story to the tabloids, which they all do. Versus Dorit adopting and then quickly dumping two puppies.
Bethenny will put her receipts online. LVP is massively retweeting her fan support. Nene is not going to take this one lying down either. As usually with the RHs, everyone is obsessed with controlling the narrative, and with this book, we know that was Bravo. So HWs are going to want to claw some of that back.
Thanks for providing background and context to this concept @JaneAusten.
Yeah, the insistence on reducing workers to consumers is... unsettling to me. I wonder whether, in the wake of these mushrooming strike actions, this stance will shift.
I also feel as if I need to do a bit of reading on this topic. I'm really on a memoir/autobiography kick but maybe the next book I read should be a non-fiction book on policy.
On the contempt of Congress charge for that crony of the former administration-- I need to see some demonstrable action before I get my hopes up.