The fully scripted storyline that is #PantyGate is the one scene that will be the driving force of this entire season of RHOBH. I will wait while you remove the show from your DVRs. Okay, it’s not as serious as all that yet, but it was LVP’s opening salvo against Erika this season. LVP had a lot of help from production for episode three, that began with the casting of the vapid and materialistic Dorit. While mental slowness and unfounded vanity are paramount qualities casting agents search for when selecting a new housewife, this season they also needed a minion for LVP. Dorit fits the bill perfectly.
I find it unbelievable that any of the RHOBH would pretend to believe that there are indeed clothes that women wear where panties (or bras) are not an option. White parties are particularly problematic when it comes to undergarments. This is not breaking news for women in their forties and fifties. There are products made specifically for such designs to be worn when one is borrowing, or simply modeling a couture piece where underpinnings are an issue. There are flesh-colored stick-ons for armpits, flesh tape for breasts, and items like Shibue which is a brand name for a stick on shield that wraps from the front to the back of your crotch. Or, if it is your own garment, you can just go commando.
The first production setup was to tell Kyle she needed to call LVP and ask for nude panties. Kyle has been throwing white parties for years and probable has every item known to man from Spanx to Shibue to deal with the issue. But, LVP needed a reason to shove her bony, old hand under the skirt of the woman coming for what she thinks is her crown. LVP’s line, if you recall, was “Kyle needs some panties!” just before she assaulted Erika. Even prior to the assault, Dorit nattered on about Erika seemingly out of the blue. Clearly, the only person who did not know what was coming was Erika. And possibly Kyle who may have just been told to make the call for panties as a humorous moment.
LVP fired her opening shot. The war is now on. While Kyle may try to broker peace between the two sides, It will be LVP and Dorit against everyone else. We will have to watch and see how Dorit reacts when and if she has a realization of the setup.
Let’s look at the blogs to see what the RHOBH have to say about “Pantygate.” I don’t do many purple pens anymore because fewer and fewer housewives still write, or at least approve the ghost writing of, their own blogs. Most have gone to a Q & A format that doesn’t feel genuine.
So, what this means[being out-of-town] is I am seeing what went down at their pre-gathering for the first time along with you. As you see in the upcoming previews, Eileen and I are filled in by Dorit next week, but I am literally seeing what actually went down right along with you. What I see is Erika, looking GORGE, sitting like a lady with a napkin over her lap. What I also see is others in the group antagonizing Erika. But, why? Why did a few in this group find it necessary to not only reach under Erika’s napkin but to also start questioning and making assumptions about her character? I have my suspicions….
It is interesting that she says “a few” when only one hand went up the skirt. Is she letting us know that Dorit and PK had a copy of the script?
To hear another man say, “he didn’t mind the view” while speaking of her “bits” seems as if it may not be taken too lightly by Mr. Kemsley. To me, this is so not okay, and all I really want to know is why Erika is such a big topic for Dorit and PK so early into meeting her…I guess we’ll wait and see how this one plays out.
Wait, so it doesn’t seem normal for a couple to be introduced into a new group and immediately start going after one of the women? It’s like it was all part of a greater plan, no?
What did Erika ever do to have her body discussed so crudely? It was obvious she was not intentionally flashing anybody. She was sitting with a napkin over her lap in the company of friends. And even if she were INADVERTENTLY exposed for a second, then the right action would have been for PK to let his wife know, so she could discreetly tell Erika. And the idiocy of him saying, “Maybe Erika’s bits are available for the world?” No, PK. Erika’s body is hers, and talking about her like she’s an object is not acceptable. Erika is a wife, a mother, and an all-around terrific human being. I was shocked by the vulgarity in which PK and Dorit chose to discuss this situation.
It would be nice if someone says that to PK’s face. I am not holding my breath.
White can be a tricky color and it has its challenges—especially in the underwear area—like we all talked about! I thought Erika’s outfit looked great, but it was a surprise to everyone when she said she was without panties.
So when LVP said Kyle needed panties and then shoved her hand up Erika’s skirt, the surprising part to you was that someone in a white dress is not wearing underwear? Not the fact that some women stuck her hand up another woman’s skirt? Because you knew that part was coming, Amirite?
We’ve all been there without underwear. It’s not that big of a deal, and PK and I have a good sense of humor about these things as you can see when we are joking about it the next day.
Wait, so it was a surprise? Or it was no big deal and we’ve all been there? Do you need to refer to your LVP talking points? And is every bit of trash talking this season going to be called “joking”? Because it’s already annoying and we’ve only seen three episodes.
Knickergate takes on a life of its own, the ripple effect and ramifications of a situation that was, I believe, inadvertently created.
Is “inadvertently created” British for “scripted scene meant to hit your target in her privates” If so, we agree.
I know Erika was unintentionally exposing her coochy to PK. It was an innocent faux pas, but what transpires after, as we travel through this season, was largely a result of not having a sense of humor about it. Laughing at yourself would ultimately dissipate the embarrassment, rather than exacerbating a ridiculous circumstance.
Notice that LVP is the only one claiming that Erika flashed anything at anyone. And how would she know this if she was conveniently sitting next to her in order to be close enough to grab Erika’s lady bits? Also, “coochy?”
I’m not really sure what motivated LVP to stick her hand up my dress. I found it invasive, and I did not appreciate it.
Watching Dorit and PK talk about my “hoo-ha” like they were devastated is strange to me. What, suddenly you’re conservative now? PK represents one of the most forward-thinking, gender-bending artists in music and Dorit herself says, “These things happen.” So why is this such a topic of shock for them? On one hand you’re offended, and on the other hand you understand “these things happen”? Which is it? I can’t help but wonder what the motive behind this drama-driven topic is really about.