God bless Real Housewives Of New York. Seriously. This show is the gift that keeps on giving and giving and giving, like Sonja Morgan‘s vagina after a couple shots. And Sexy J really went to 11 yesterday.
With the Blue Stone Manor under construction the ladies are in the Hamptons bedding down at Ramona Singer‘s palatial abode. Too bad Luann de Lesseps was still shunted into the finished basement. Still a basement is a basement is a basement with spiders, and smelling a bit like must and dog piss. Which incidentally is probably the scent of the perfume Sonja is bottling as part of her lifestyle collection. After a miserable night Luann bailed to visit her chiropractor while the rest of the ladies hit up a vineyard.
Luann is the tempest in the third floor, and must’ve caused an awful storm to reflect her mood because it was overcast, raining, and gloomy. Ramona decided the theme of this trip is bonding, so she turns a boozy lunch into the opportunity to interrogate everyone about their deepest fears and insecurities. It’s mostly because she wants Tinsley Mortimer to spill the beans, but Tinsley has been around this town and this circuit longer than anyone. Truthfully, because she was born in it and it’s simply not that easy to upend the Tinz.
The Bravo family of shows always gives us plenty of drama. But like any real family, they band together during tough times. The coronavirus has hit the whole world hard and so many Bravolebrities are pitching in and helping out. Bethenny Frankel has already delivered over 1 million protective suits to New York and Louisiana. Former RHONY housewife Jill Zarin started a program to feed essential medical workers battling on the front lines. Even Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz are donating their Cameo proceeds to TomTom workers out of work.
But the Bravo world still received devastating personal loss due to coronavirus. A few weeks ago, we heard the news of longtime RHONY editor Peter Gamba passing from coronavirus. Peter spent 12 years working on the iconic franchise.
Without context, Dorinda Medley’s issues with Tinsley Mortimer make no sense. But, let’s break down the fourth wall and discuss the elephant in the room: Real Housewives of New York is a reality TV show. This is not a series of home videos. It’s a job for these people.
This isn’t just about two acquaintances who are at odds because one person won’t open up. It’s actually about two coworkers. Dorinda thinks Tinsley isn’t pulling her weight on the job and she’s over it.
The inclusion of Leah McSweeney into Real Housewives Of New York is creating a cultural divide between generations. Here we have Leah, a millennial on the cusp of also being a Gen Xer. Someone, ahem, my age. Then we have the rest of the ‘girls.’ Still calling themselves “girls” well (WELL) past the acceptable age of being called so. Which is something only middle-aged women of a certain generation do. These girls are actually OKBoomers, and these boomers are treating Leah and Tinsley Mortimer like their willful daughters who don’t recognize good sense.
The problem is, of course, that Tinsley and Leah are grown-ass women, well-past the acceptable age of being called “girls” themselves. Although Tinsley has clung vehemently to the pretensions of her mother’s generation and, on the surface, tries to adhere to the notions of how one behaves. Leah is more like “fuck it all.” She’s Bethenny Frankel-lite, which is why she’s shaping up to be a good replacement.
The Real Housewives Of New York are back with a vengeance! Except for Bethenny Frankel. That B is outta the picture… Well, not entirely. The episode opens with the ladies reacting to the news that Bethenny has quit. For some this is a blessing; a ripping off of the bandaid to reveal fresh, chemical peeled skin. That would be fellow veterans Ramona Singer and Luann de Lesseps‘ feelings.
For others who were in Bethenny’s Skinnygirl denim hip pocket, they’re sad to see her backside. That would be Sonja Morgan and Dorinda Medley. Sonja, who wants to hoard everything in her emotional basement of horrors – including toxic friendships, is mourning being abandoned.
So that’s that – end of an era until the next time Bethenny needs a career boost! Real talk though: Thank you Bethenny for donating during the coronavirus crisis. A + for B strong.
What a trip Tinsley Mortimer has been on The Real Housewives of New York City. The spoiled little rich girl entered the scene looking for one thing. She was desperate for a husband and a baby. Tinsley may have found at least one of those things thanks to Scott Kluth. Tinsley better thank Carole Radziwill for that one. The two have been so on again and off again over the years, but they’re finally engaged!
Will they truly walk down the aisle? Can Tinsley and Scott stay together long enough to make it to the wedding? Given their history, it’s a fair assumption to think it won’t happen. The relationship has played out on the show, so naturally, her costars have an opinion about this. However, nobody may be more opinionated than Ramona Singer, and she has A LOT to say about it.