Tag: Olivia Longott
Angry, Uncouth, uncivilized are all the names black women have been called under breath, but with the parade of African American women in reality TV today, they can now be called those names out loud. Black Women in Pursuit of Reality is a project that focuses on both the controversy and the success of these women, but the success tends to be overshadowed by all the wretchedness on the show. Watching reality TV – not just those with dominating black women, but reality shows in general could be considered a guilty pleasure. It’s called the train wreck factor where you
The Controversies & The Success Black women are becoming more and more prevalent in today’s reality based shows and some viewers have starting to question their motives. Along with that, reality TV seems to be an entertainment beast that has taken on a life of its own. MTV was the modern day pioneer that brought an old adage back to life, but other cable channels like BET, Bravo, TLC, VH1 and WeTv have all jumped on the stagecoach and created their own versions. Before MTV’s “The Real World” aired back in the mid 80’s, reality TV captured American audiences’ attention
THE WOMEN and THE TRUTH In this segment of my [in progress] thesis I wanted to focus on the premise of the show. I talk a little about all reality shows; then I narrow in on Love & Hip Hop, the ideas and the women behind it. I plan to fully discuss the careers and aspirations of the women in my next publication. Take a look. What you learn could surprise you! Black Women In Pursuit of Reality – The Truth from Rahxyz World on Vimeo.
This is about African American women in reality TV, their impact, their challenges, and how the black community reacts to it. The slideshow is one aspect of the topic I plan to explore as I develop this project. [View the story "Black Women in Pursuit of Reality" on Storify] As you can see, people are definitely talking about this show as well as reality TV as a whole. But, I would like to know what you think. Think about reality TV in general, not just Love & Hip Hop. Are you entertaining by all of the drama and women