Whatcha Talkin' Bout Willis?
By Motherfog on November 25, 2012
I have a friend in Public Relations that likes to throw my writing out to different publishers and casting directors when projects come across his desk. He called me last night to say that there is a new reality television pilot being cast that is looking for women in New York and surrounding areas who have successful careers, children, friends and spouses, and are navigating through the "have it all" scenario. He sent her my information and blog link and she wanted to talk to me.
Putting aside the fact that I would rather eat three-week old fish wrapped in road-kill filo dough, than be on a reality television show, (that's big talk. I don't eat things that swim) I wanted to get more information. This is an excerpt from the actual breakdown:
The POWER MOMS of NEW YORK.
POWER MOMS is a new docu-series focusing on a group
of successful women who somehow manage to do it all…
balancing work, kids, home, friends, events, parties and
If this is truly a reality show, and not a sci-fi series where days are longer than 24 hours, there are glaring arithmetic errors. I'll get Nate Silver on it.
But, lets suspend our disbelief for just a moment while I tell you about this phone call. It went something like this:
Casting Director: "So, let me describe what we are looking for and you can tell me if you fit the bill. We need successful, career driven, educated, New York mothers who are able to work, spend plenty of quality time with their kids and spouses, plan events and parties and maintain an active social life. Also, these women do not need to be wealthy, but can afford some of the nicer things. For example, vacations homes and designer clothes. This is a classy version of New York Housewives. It's an aspirational show that middle America will be inspired by. Does that sound like you?"
me: "No. It most definitely does not. I do not own my own home, let alone a vacation home and fashion is not my thing. I am not your girl, but seriously, who are you looking for? You didn't mean success in any career. You meant CEO's and the like?"
Casting Director "Yes."
Clearly, she did not read by blog. And clearly I will not watch her show. Or maybe I will. I must see who these women are and how they manage to defy the laws of nature. Because, it's going to be a reality show...meaning it is going to be 100 percent real, right?
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