So, surprise! The Real Housewives shows aren't so real.
And I'm not just talking about all the plastic surgery.
Former The Real Housewives of New York star Aviva Drescher decided to take to Twitter to throw some shade at the show for setting up certain scandals.
Bookgate was strongly encouraged by one of my castmates and then executed by production . https://t.co/jgqnXpBgY2— Aviva Drescher (@AvivaDrescher) April 27, 2016
If Lisa V encouraged Lissa R to do Munchausen thing for storyline does that make it ok? I was always encouraged 2 do storylines!#RHOBH— Aviva Drescher (@AvivaDrescher) April 27, 2016
The example she gives is the infamous #bookgate scandal she was involved in. Drescher began a feud with fellow Housewife Carole Radziwill when she accused Radziwill of secretly using a ghostwriter to write her memoir What Remains. Drescher even had suggested names for the ghostwriter's identity, though she wouldn't reveal at the time where she got the information.
Now, she's saying all the gossip about a ghostwriter came directly from producers.
The Real Housewives shows are already so over-the-top and out there that it shouldn't come as a surprise to learn that a lot of the scenes between the women are setups.
Is that going to make me or the rest of the world stop watching the drama? Absolutely not.
Here's the thing: Drescher says she was "encouraged" to do storylines. She wasn't forced into them. She still made the decision to be in on the drama. She still decided to use the gossip against Radziwill. She isn't saying she was fed lines or that it was all acting, which means the emotions are still real. And the way the women respond to their emotions is also real. And that's what makes the show juicy and interesting.
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