So we are left with the likes ofStephanie Hollman and bestie Brandi Redmond. Their antics are any mix of vulgar, sloppy, and immature. It was entertaining for a season or two, but living in multi-million dollar homes while engaging in sorority style antics gets old after a while. Like, give us something new girls.
Listen, it’s never good when there are multiple excuses to leave a reality show in the dead of night. In this case, it got darker quick. In March an old (pre-pandemic) cell-phone video leaked showing a man who appeared to be Bryan getting close and personal with a young woman in a club setting. The video quality wasn’t tops, to say the least. Some speculated that Bryan and the woman smooched. Others thought they saw a drug exchange. The moment was addressed in the Season 5 reunion by Brandi and the other women.
Real Housewives of Atlantaand Real Housewives of Potomacprominently feature Black women’s stories. Still, it’s hard to ignore the fact that Bravo has kept Housewives series divided by race. This whole separate but equal idea was supposed to die after 1954, but it’s lived on in Bravo-land for over a decade.
Dr. Tiffany Moon was a much-needed edition to the Real Housewives of Dallas cast. The anesthesiologist brought tremendous intelligence, quirk, and emotional maturity to the show. She is also the first Asian American housewife on RHOD, and goodness knows the cast needed some diversity, especially after the shameful departure of LeeAnne Lockenlast season.
The introduction of Tiffany to the show also coincided with the emergence of a social media post in which BrandiRedmond depicted an Asian stereotype. So as Season 5 began, if anyone seemed that they were walking on the thin ice of cancel culture, it would have been Brandi. However, she showed so much remorse and humility, that Brandi and Tiffany were able to move forward. Brandi listened and learned, and Tiffany forgave her for her previous wrong-doing.