Only in America, can you immigrate from one country (running away from persecution and anti-semitism, of course) only to end up on another country’s reality show embarrassing not only the country that gave you refugee and an American passport but also the country from which you ran away.
I am of course talking about the new reality show called Russian Dolls, or the Russian Jersey Shore. Just watch the awful trailer below:
I’ve been trying to find some bio on these Russian hookers but so far to no avail. But you can rest assured I’ll keep you all posted as soon as I stumble upon some juicy details.
So far, the only thing we know is that Lifetime’s new reality show will show us the escapades of Russian-American men and women from Brooklyn. The producer of the show was quoted saying:
“There will be plenty of vodka, techno music and guys wearing Adidas pants, leather jackets and gold chains, and driving souped-up cars. There will also be a lot of hot, decked-out Russian girls.”
The only thing missing from this party? Charlie Sheen.
Ari Kagan, a speaker for the Russian community, told Sheepshead Bites:
“There is no question in my mind that the Russian Dolls series will depict the Russian-speaking community in a distorted way, as a caricature, as a joke. Lifetime does not care about the thousands of great, beautiful, funny, smart and hard-working young Russian speaking women who attend colleges and universities, make money as paralegals, librarians, nurses, journalists and computer specialists. They are great daughters, sisters, wives and mothers. They don’t spend most of their time in nightclubs, bars or lounges. They don’t speak this dirty language and they hate vodka.Of course, we do have our own bad apples, low lives and criminals, but they constitute a minority in the Russian speaking community. Lifetime wants to create a lot of fun and entertainment by throwing the reputation of Russian-speaking New Yorkers under the bus.”
via the Gothamist