1.1 min readBy Published On: February 7th, 2012Categories: Features8 Comments on Southie Pride

TLC announced yesterday it will air “Southie Pride” an unscripted series starring five local women and their families this fall.

According to a TLC press release: “The people and streets, and accents, of South Boston — or, Southie — have been the backdrop of hit movies and the focus of best-selling books, and now you’ll meet the city’s real-life characters as they celebrate their friendships, battle their rivals, and raise their children.”  495 Productions, those responsible for  MTV’s Jersey Shore, will cast and produce the eight-episode season.  

Casting hasn’t been so easy.

After numerous casting calls, 495 Productions is still searching for it’s Southie stars.  Maybe it’s a combination of Southie residents not interested in being a reality star and the fact that who 495 Productions is looking for (think Real Housewives of South Boston) doesn’t really exist anymore.

The idea of a Southie reality show has most residents a little stand off-ish and less than thrilled with the possibility of less than positive portrayal of South Boston women .  “I wish they would just leave us alone.  I don’t want to see South Boston women edited to look trashy or stupid,” says one South Boston resident. 

Casting is still open. Those interested can contact the production team via email, southiepride@ 495productions.com.




  1. Lynda Rheault February 7, 2012 at 9:04 pm
    Leave us alone, u can take the yuppies & puppies with you, new people with you they dont give a F#ck about us!!!!
  2. highly amused February 8, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    I sure hope they can save some footage for some real local color, like what manages to stumble out of the Shamrock Pub after an afternoon of socializing.  Last week someones greatgrand Pa stumbled out and across 8th street on what you would think were 2 new knees or hips.  You kind of felt bad for the guy that any doctor would leave him with 2 rubbery legs at the same time like that until he went belly first onto the hood of a car parked at the corner.  He used one hand  to prop himself up on the hood of the car and the other to unzip his fly. He turned into the intersection and managed to avoid getting anything on himself and as it turns out his car which he drove away using one eye and some very whiteknuckles.  Nice show for the folks coming home from work on the #11, to bad there wasn’t a school bus at the corner for the entertainment, “look theres my great grand pa!!!!”.  Maybe they could throw a little money at the Shamrock for indoor plumbing after the credits roll.  

  3. Yuppy February 10, 2012 at 1:35 am
    I am a home owner here and have lived in Southie for 5 years. Yes I was not bred And raised here but I own a home- I’m a member of the church – and I buy girl scout cookies from your children in front of rite aid and shop local.
    It burns me to my core that I get treated with Such Disrespect and I’ve been yelled at while even leaving the BOA ” f u yuppie”. Us “implants” if you want to call us have all talked And we get a bad rap based on the sloppy new out of college drunks leaving a bar at 1pm. Before you moan and complain about us yuppies look around – look at what we’ve helped do to your down town- created financial growth- look at who buys your nieces girl scout cookies or gives $5 to your sons baseball team. Yes we may be transplants – not a member of your high schools graduating class but we add a lot to your community. Open your eyes
  4. Jakester February 13, 2012 at 2:31 am

    Wise ass.  You definately need a smack…

  5. Sobo Yuppy February 13, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    “Leave us alone, u can take the yuppies & puppies with you, new people with you they dont give a F#ck about us!!!!”

    Everytime I read something like this, I pick up the phone, call some of my yuppy friends in the Back Bay and convince them to buy even more condos in Southie.  Every.time.

  6. jakester February 14, 2012 at 3:49 am

    Maybe you’re one of the good ones, if so, welcome.  But too many new ‘yuppies’ are rude, ignorant and disrespectful of the long time locals.  When the majority of you realize that you are the new people in someone elses town, and understand that the world does not revolve around you and your oh so important lives and busy schedules, and you show the respect to the locals that you all seem so desperately to want, then and only then will you be respected yourself.  By the way, respect and acceptence is earned around here, it is never demanded with pleasant results. Get used to it.  You are nothing special.  By the way, thank you for buying the Girl Scout cookies.  It’s what we do here and yes, it is a start.

  7. Yuppy February 15, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Dear Open Your Eyes,

    If you think that homeowners in Southie are desperate for your respect, you are wrong.  I’ve owned my home in Southie for 7 years.  I am a local.  I have two college degrees, I don’t seek respect.  I get it.  Automatically.

    I’m also an eight year veteran of the US military.  I will live wherever the hell I choose.  I do not require, nor do I seek the approval of you or any of your cronies.  The tide of gentriciation has rolled in and over, get used to it or move.


  8. CASH January 6, 2013 at 2:13 am

    Yuppies….the girls mostly, are the MOST RUDE, LOVE THEMSELVES, SELF RIGHTEOUS, CONCEITED people on the planet. All of us from Southie need to take our town back.

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