* This blog is dedicated to the bich (oh yes, I KNOW I spelled it wrong!), moderators at TWOP. Without Strenga et AL, I'd be happily posting-away along with the best of them. Unfortunately, TWOP is a little too heavy-handed, high-falootin' and downright unfriendly.
*(added 2011)-Amended to mean Strega's Real Housewives forum(s) and of course those Bravo Blogs that eat your comments w/o posting them. I still visit TWOP for the best snark.

*(Added April 30th, it has come to my attention that some of the rumors posted on this blog are definitely FALSE. Most rumors are clearly labeled as such, but in case I missed any, please keep that in mind)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Are The Housewives Screwball Comedy?

The Real Housewives of New York are on a 3-part road-trip to Morocco.
My favorite Housewives blog, StoopidHousewives.com, has been doing round-up posts called, Stoopid Housewives Stuff, (here). And in the June 2nd, edition, there is a link to an NPR radio interview with Stacie Turner of DC Housewives, that discusses reality television. In the interview,  there is a question about the Housewives, and why they relate to our current times.

(Galina Espinoza-Latina Magazine): "...speaks to what's going-on in culture today....people are facing a lot of difficulties. Life is hard. The economy's in the toilet and people really are turning to pure escapism. This is a familiar pattern throughout cultural history.In the 30's and the Great Depression that's when screwball comedies really rose-up and became the dominant genre of that time.  Is reality television our version of the screwball comedy?"

(Michelle Martin-Tell Me More NPR News): "Beautiful clothes, Fabulous cars, great apartments..." -(interview here)