Feminist Camille Pagila recently did an interview admitting her love of Bravo's The Real Housewives franchise. She told Salon.com:
"Whoever is doing the photography and editing for “Real Housewives of New Jersey” and also for “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and “Real Housewives of Orange County” — this is absolutely cutting edge. I can watch the same episode — while I’m cooking and eating dinner – five, six, or seven times. I savor how visually interesting they are — how long each shot lasts and how much information it contains. This is intelligent and sophisticated documentary filmmaking that really needs to be honored."
While her opinion is shocking to many, Real Housewife of New York Aviva Drescher embraces it. “Out of all the women, I’m the only actual ‘housewife,’” Aviva admits. “But just the fact that this a show where six women who are employed, who are being paid to be themselves on television, is empowering by it’s nature.”
Pagila also called the franchise, “a revelation of the deep truth about female sexuality.” To this Aviva says, “In terms of the ferocity of sexuality, you get the whole gamut, I’m the one who’s more conservative, the mom with four kids who isn’t really that interested in going on a girls’ Vegas-type trip.”
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