|One of the Dancers from
the Shamwari Drumming Scene
I am trying to watch this without getting my blood pressure up, but LAWD is it hard. Marlo Hampton is the poster child for the “Ugly American” traveler. She has absolutely no idea how to travel, or more importantly behave in public. While I appreciate she bought a book on etiquette to try to learn some basic table manners, but the first rule of etiquette is it is extremely impolite to discuss other people’s etiquette. Is Marlo on something that makes her run at the mouth all the time or is that just a natural personality flaw? Also, What the hell is wrong with her hair? If even mild-mannered Cynthia has to tell Marlo to shut up, then the girl has a problem.
The fight begins because Marlo goes off for not being invited to the party in Llandudno. With her behavior no one can blame Sheree for not inviting an annoying unstable convicted felon to a private party. Sheree starts pointing out that Marlo sleeps with 80 year old men for her money. A point that Marlo does not deny. They argue about whether or not Marlo’s sugar daddy is married. Marlo says he isn’t. I say the issue should be 80 year old penis. Because I just can’t get the wrinkly image of that out of my head; nor fathom why someone would um, er, ah, voluntarily, um, be exposed to such a thing. How bad do you really want a Birkin bag and some Loubs? I have got to get the visual of how Marlo makes her money out of my head. Also, did Marlo go after Sheree for the air mattresses on the floor? Had she seen the episode with the air mattresses already? I didn’t think anyone had been to Sheree’s “townhouse”. That was odd.
|More Shamwari Filming|
So the the smalls go to the private party in Llandudno at the home of “Kevin” Sheree’s gay friend who lives between Cape Town and Atlanta. I hope he is out because it is pretty easy to find his last name online. He is a banker in Atlanta and works for company that markets high end alcohol brands to restaurants in South Africa. I wonder how he got sucked into RHOA. I am sure he regrets it even though he did dodge a bullet by only interacting with the more civilized smalls.
Meanwhile, the talls go out to eat together at Nobu. Nobu is surely a place with local South African flair, right? Um noe, it’s a contemporary Japanese restaurant whose owner lives in Beverly Hills. It’s also steps from the apartment. Way to venture out ladies. Not to mention that apparently Marlo thinks it is a good idea to “make it rain” in a country were there is a lot of poverty. Marlo is just a straight up thug whose etiquette book apparently didn’t have a chapter on proper behavior when travelling abroad. I can her the Countess signing “Money Can’t Buy You Class” as I type.
I feel SO SORRY for Kandi. She is clearly not down with all the drama and seems to be trying to distance herself. She understood how to dress and is clearly not trying to flash around her money. It should be pointed out she has more money than the other five put together and then some. She never discusses money at all. She’s the one pointing out the beauty of the country and asking about the history.
My research indicates that the girls stay in Cape Town for at least three days. That still leaves a lot of time for Shawari. Two days is plenty of time for the safari stuff. I can’t imagine them staying there for five days. They will be staying in a five star resort, but still. It’s the bush. Perhaps they spent some time in Port Elizabeth before heading to Shamwari and they just didn’t show that part. At this point, it wouldn’t surprise me if the housewives swing by Ghana on the way home.