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, [email protected] 495productions.com.