On Bravo’s new show, NYC Prep:
“The big hoax is the talent pool for this — no actual preppy kid would ever go to a casting call for something like this or want to be on a show like this at all — they present it as though all the people who go to these schools are from a certain world, and they’re not.”
— Lisa Birnback, author of The Official Preppy Handbook.
I couldn’t have said it better myself. Click here to read the rest of the article.
Genuine society types would never agree to be on a reality show. Ever. Some don’t even want to be in Town & Country, for heaven’s sake.
That’s not to say I don’t find shows like NYC Prep or The Real Housewives of [insert city] entertaining. I just accept them for what they are.
And I know that the words “countess” and “LuAnn” don’t belong in the same sentence.