Soooo several people made remarks about this show, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, so I finally took it upon myself to watch it and all I can say is WOW! Like are these bitches fa real??? For those of you who are not aware of the television program I am speaking of it comes on Bravo Tuesdays at 10pm. The show follows several high profile wives of athletes, businessmen, and celebrities living in Atlanta.
Okay so I want to be a successful buppie but I DO NOT want to be like most of these women!!! YIKES! Materialistc, self-absorbed, control freaks spending they man's money! This is with the exception of Mrs. Lisa Wu Hartwell, the Blasian. She the only one who actually appears to be working for hers with her husband. I can't knock her hustle for using some of the resources of her hubby Edgerton Hartwell and her ex hubby Keith Sweat in her own ventures. My only problem with her is that I haven't seen the kids from her previous marriage on the show but hey maybe there is some private reason for that. I digress..
Let me not fake though....I FLIPPIN LOVE THIS SHOW!!! It is sheer entertainment. The catfights about not being on a guest list to a bitches party you don't even like, the shopping and clothes, the token white chick being laced by a mystery man that chooses to remain a secret (probably because he's married) UUUUHHH GIMME MORE!! I LOVE THE DRAMA!!!
However, in actuality all of these things seem so surface! Like if any of the husband's of any of these women decide they no longer want to be with them, they broke! This is with the exception of a) Ms. Hartwell who I think would be fine because she has work ethic AND b) the bitches smart enough not to sign a prenup. Granted they'd still have money but not what they have now. But let's look at Ms. Sheree Whitifield who I believe is the brokest out of all of them. She's in the middle of a divorce from Bob Whitfield and is determined to get a 7 figure divorce settlement to sustain the exact same lifestyle as she had when she was married. I know Bob is thinkin, "Damn I regret the day I met this bitch!"
Granted, the Black Atlanta elite lifestyle looks wonderful!!! I mean black people doing big things is a beautiful to me. Maybe that is part of the reason why I love this show so much. However, I think this can also be viewed as a negative depiction of the Black women's ideals as well as a negative depiction of the shallow values of successful Blacks.