There was a lot of interesting information in the Real Housewives of Miami Bravo blogs this week. So much so that I don’t exactly know where to begin. I think I’ll start with Alexia. We all know by now that there are way more staged scenes than real ones involved with filming these reality shows. Production writes the storyline and the ladies are assigned their roles. It’s clear that the main storyline for the Bimini trip was exposing the fake relationship between Rodolfo and Karent. It was a dirty job but someone had to do it. What I am curious about is whether or not production knew from the beginning of filming that the relationship was fake and didn’t care, or whether they found out about it after filming began and it was obvious to anyone with two eyes. I would not be surprised by either scenario, but let’s assume for now that they found out after the first uncomfortable scene between Rodolfo and Karent.
So production decides that Alexia can “find” a tabloid story through her Venue researchers and out Karent on camera. Production sets up what Lisa calls in her blog, “the Karent trap.” It’s interesting to note that the storyline for RHOA in Anguilla is essentially the same thing. Tonight Nene is going to out Kenya Moore regarding her fake relationship with Walter. Oddly RHOM and RHOA have two different production companies. It’s like there is a list of storylines out there they all are using for ideas. Days after Walter takes to the radio to admit he was playing the role of boyfriend, Alexia admits in her blog that they all knew Karent was faking a relationship for the cameras.
Here is what Alexia said: “I want to reiterate that I did not do this to hurt her in any way. I did not think she would be truly hurt because I’ve always believed that their relationship was for cameras. I was telling the truth, and if that makes me mean, then I am an honest mean person. Even Lea is so surprised by Karent’s reaction that she continues to give Karent a hard time. And Karent as usual doesn’t acknowledge anything and acts like it’s a conspiracy against her, continuing to act like the victim. Karent’s whole thing is that we are mean and want to hurt her, when she knows we busted her in her lie. She must have known that Rodolfo was in a relationship with another woman and couldn’t have been so bothered. She is not affected, joking about it and continuing to blame us while not addressing the issue.”
Of course we all knew that. But what interests me is that Alexia got all kinds of backlash from viewers who believed that the Karent relationship was real. I want to see if anyone has the same feelings for Nene tonight after she follows the same script.
Now let’s talk a bit about Lea Black. As you recall, I really wanted to like her when season two began. I tried to overlook things, I made excuses right up until the Thomas Kramer fiasco. Lea is not a friend to any of these women. In fact, I’m not sure she has any female friends. First she brings in “Elaine” to upset Marysol. She brings Joe Francis to a party to humiliate Marta and Joanna. She supports and defends Thomas Kramer who disgraced any and all of the housewives in attendance with a shred of dignity (mostly Ana.) She more than stirred the pot during the Bimini Karent Trap encouraging Alexia to go forward with the script. In fact, it seems the script itself required Alexia to ask Lea what to do with the information. Think about it, why would Alexia consult Lea rather than Ana and Marysol? Because production required it. Lea snubbed Lisa from the very first episode and yet Lisa goes to Lea to unload her sad pregnancy storyline? Which housewife does Lea actually like? Clearly none of them. So what is her motivation for being on the show? My mama would have said, “she does it for pure devilment.” She doesn’t need the money. She’s just playing a game of dick dick fuck fuck with the other ladies for sport.
The other interesting item in the blogs came from Marysol. Not only was she going through her own divorce, but apparently Mama Elsa was getting a divorce too! Here’s what she said in her blog,”I would like to say that while I was filming this season I was an emotional mess and there wasn’t a day that went by that I didn’t break down and cry at least three times. My parent’s health, 50 year marriage, and my marriage were all falling apart and subsequently so was I. I tried very hard to hide my tears and hurt for the cameras, but by the time we got to Bimini and Lea and I argued for what seemed hours, I just cracked. I know it seemed like a touching moment, but at the time Charles Manson could have hugged me and I would have collapsed in tears. I wish I could take back everything I said to Lea when she hugged me. Had I known all the things she had been saying behind my back on camera leading up to that dinner, things would have been quite different.
So kind of Lea to keep on jabbing at Marysol while she knows all this is going on in her life during filming. Somehow I think it only gets worse.