It’s a reality, Southie. A&E announced Wednesday, it has picked up a new reality series with South Boston center stage. Southie Rules will follow Leah Lentini Winters and her “wicked-stubborn native South Boston family” – (yes, they used the word “wicked” in their press release). It will follow the trials and tribulations of the Winters clan as they come to grips with the ever-changing gentrification of their neighborhood and fight “a daily turf war against the yuppies that are overrunning their territory.” According to the press release, “these Southies’ (cringe) will stop at nothing to protect their way of life from the occupation – that is, if they don’t kill each other first.”
The show is being produced by Somerville based Powderhouse Production – you know the one that claimed to be “local” and have Southie’s back. We shall see. Be on the lookout for cameras around Southie as the real-life drama unfolds.
Let the train-wreck begin!