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!
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So very sad.
This sounds like a GIANT step backwards……
This is so insulting. About 3 weeks ago I was walking our dog at the Monument. Production folks on this show started filming myself and my dog. I asked why and they claimed “not to be those others from Jersey Shore.” False. If they are wiulling to lie to get bacfground shots, then we should have no expectation that this will be any real representation. Shame to the family involved.
i dont know bout this reality show?!?!
The fact that this family would sell out for reality TV says it all…
This is awful – this will do nothing but perpetuate neagtivity and divide neighborhoods. Being “wicked stubborn” is not admirable on any level.
Who came up with the term “Southies” to refer to someone from Southie? And what is this turf war they are speaking of, this isn’t the bloods and crips. I just don’t see why us “Southies” can’t get along with the “Mashpees” “Duxburys” and “Franklins” of the world.
we should be outraged
How about some positive news about South Boston?
I am a loss for words.. I just hope it is not negative when there is so much positive to show!
Just what we need, a spotlight on the most ignorant among us – that should help my property values. What exactly will they be showing – this family confronting ‘yuppies’ parking near her triple decker? Daring to shop at the same store? People need to get over themselves. I hope this show fails miserable and this idiot is ostrasized.
Maybe I’m being naive but as a Southie “yuppie” I can say that all the Southie “locals” I’ve met have been nothing but friendly and welcoming. We get along great with our neighbors… they bring back our dog when he runs away, they play with our kids, look out for our house, and we do the same for them. Where is all this conflict coming from that they are supposedly filming?
As the producers and Leah herself pointed out to the editorial staff at Caught in Southie – the show is not focusing on the “Lentini” side of the family. Maureen did not “attack” the Lentini-Winters family at all. She mearly called out terms used in the A&E press release and questioned the vision of Powderhouse and A&E in how they will portray not only South Boston but the family as well. We here at Caught in Southie smell exploitation and if they do portray South Boston and the Lentini-Winter’s positively, we will be surprised. Based on the A&E press release, they are setting up the subjects of the show for a negative portrayal. And you’re right, Maureen is a hater – hater of people trying to capitalize on the exploitation of South Boston and its residents. And when you wage a “turf war” against new residents, that doesn’t sound very nice or neighborly – that to us sounds very hateful and no good can come of that.
Maureen has worked tirelessly to portray Southie in the best, most accurate light possible, she has never ‘slammed’ anyone. The press release for the show is stomach turning. Why anyone would want to sign up to be the poster family for the laundry list of negative South Boston stereoptypes is beyond me. Good luck to the family, we all know no matter what they do the production company with cut the footage to serve their needs.
I suggest you stop reading Caught in Southie if you’re so at odds with South Boston, don’t trip and fall on your pitchfork on the way out
https://caughtinsouthie.comLets not prove them right. A large majority of people ae screaming abouth this new show for A&E and how bad it will be for Southie. By condeming the show and the people who will be filmed before a single episode is aired is exactly what people say about us, that we judge and condemn because we MIGHT not like. The family that will be filmed are life long residents of Southie and have also experienced all the bad press and stereotyping just like everyone else. Maureen has done an excellant job of highlighting the TRUE South Boston but Maureen is not the only voice that needs to be heard. Perhaps the “cast” of the shows sees another opportunity to let people know that the Southie is not some racist backwoods town. Why don’t we at least give the show and the family a chance to be heard to say their peice and then judge. I truly believe that Southie is one of the greatest places to live and raise a family and this an opportunity to show everyone why we all love it so much. So why don’t we all slow down, view the show with an open mind and THEN decide if this represents everything we love abouth our home or if we DEMAND that it be cancelled.
ha, well it seems we’ve just heard from the star of the show…
I was thinking the exact same thing! I’m willing to bet these comments attacking Maureen personally are Lentini-Winters family members!
I admit to being one of the people who thinks this is a terrible idea, and the press release’s quote of “a daily turf war against the yuppies that are overrunning their territory.” only confirms my fears. That being said I have never in my life hoped to more wrong. Oh and CIS you need to make people register to leave comments, anonymity breeds big balls.
. . . . We all know it.
“a daily turf war against the yuppies that are overrunning their territory.” This says it all! This statement sets the tone for the show, anticipated confrontation and drama. A statement like this fuels the idea that there will be confrontation between South Boston natives and new comers . “a daily turf war against the cockroaches that are overrunning their home” A similar statement that sets a similar tone. ” a daily turf war against Walkers that are overrunning their farm ” A similar statement that makes me afraid of zombies and how much fighting I will have to do to keep them away. ” a daily turf war against the Southies that are overrunning their South Shore” This statement would meet much criticism in the media. So I think that it is easy to see why people are afraid of a show that has a trailer with such a statement.
is there a movie being shot in souithie see signs called flash around
Would you prefer to go back to the Whitey days of drug abuse, major crime and violence? Southie has changed for the better…it’s now a livable and beautiful city.
The above comment is TERRIBLE & FALSE! I dont know who this ignorant person is, but this is MY family you are speaking of & you don’t have the balls to say who you are. Coward much? You want real southie, I DARE you to write your name . . . GET YOUR STORY STRAIGHT, HATER! :)
jezzzzze louiseeeeee! i cant wait to seeee thisss
Yeah,get your facts straight “Dude”…Walter likes “The OutLaws”…Geesch the nerve of some people!!! I saw that movie “The Southies”,wasn’t that the movie where the town’s water got contaminated and all the yuppies started eating “The Southies”, Oh yeah that was “The Crazies”, which is what alot of you sound like,crazy..I am “wicked” confused why anyone would get so upset, with what other people do with their own live’s…fall back and yeah “slow your roll”..You “looosaaa”..
well maybe you should go ask one of those “maspees”, “duxburys” and “franklins” why they have disgust for “southies”, not other “southies” on a southie forum. also, don’t take it out on the person who came up with the term “southies,” blame the group of people that haven’t thought of any other name to call themselves other than “people from southie”. kind of has no ring to it. and godforbid someone calls you a bostonian…. even though you are from boston.
buying homes from families that are in financial turmoil. offering them an offer too good to refuse to give up their family home and memories in order to turn the place into condos filled with outsiders? that’s neighborly? why is it a problem when you want to defend your land and your community? but maybe you’re right. kind of wish you were around when the english came to america and kicked all the natives out. i just wish that your wisdon was around then so the natives could be told “no no no. don’t hate what they are doing to your land… that’s not very neighborly.”
typical bostonians… hating on things when you have NONE of the facts.
just because you say something, doesn’t make it true. you can’t just say “maureen hasn’t slammed anyone” and call it a fact.
calling it a trainwreck is slamming every single person involved, but okay. right. she hasn’t slammed anybody… only everybody involved. got it.
i dont think you know how tv works. you can’t just demand someting gets cancelled. it doesn’t work that way. only way to get something off the air is by not watching it. low ratings = cancelled show. making demands = more publicity for the show = more ratings = another season.
you’ve clearly never been punched in the face by a local just for being in “their bar”
I can’t wait to see this — I know them and I am proud of all of them. They are just trying to get ahead in life doing the “right” thing – innocent reality tv show. Its not going to do any damage that these yuppies have done already to our town. If anything its going to show WHOS THE BOSS YOU STUPID YUPPIES> WE ALL HATE YOU!
“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.””
If you’re not one of us, stay the hell away. Great lesson on change and tolerance right there, folks!
Is this seriously what this show is centered around? Where is this tattoo parlor? Is there even a tattoo parlor in Southie? How do you even mess with Yuppies? Punch them in the face? Yell at them? Let your dog ish all over the sidewalk, nevermind that already happens. Get a life if you feel the need to mess with Yuppies. If you live in Southie, you like to get drunk and walk home from the bar and then walk around the island when it’s nice out. Turf War? Do they think they are going to scare away yuppies and they are all going to move out?
Your definitely a YUPPIE for writing this. I can just see you in your condo in southie all offended. Get a clue!
It’s going to be hard to be sympathetic to a bunch of grown people all living in the same house, probably paying about a 300/mo in taxes and no mortgage, because they bought the place 50 years ago, complaining about the cost of living. Yeah, I get how sushi is expensive if you work up a healthy appetite from watching TV all day, but you can always eat something else, dude. Make your coffee at home, since you aren’t running to the office. and maybe 5 out of 8 of these folks might want to look for a job to make their sushi and 5 dollar coffee more affordable. Maybe offer to wash a yuppy’s car or something.
Why does the press release complain about battling “sushi bars”? How many sushi bars are there in all of South Boston? 2 Maybe?
Complain to your neighbors who took the money and left. I’m sure they found a nice little condo in Florida and their arthritis thanks them for it.
come on people, if they make a show about southie, who carea? its not like it is about you, stop getting so offened by it. hey, who knows? maybe the show could be good. maybe not.if it sucks, just dont watch it, simple as that
icant believe ther showing another realty show…wtf…an now a bunch of fukin idiots in boston pretended..to be gansters like the black hoods ..they hang out wit what a fukin joke…..
What do you expect from a lib infested hood?
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i’ve been out of the area a number of years. i just heard of the show so tonight i take a peek and holy hell there’s walter. i love me some walter. somewhere around i have an old number for him. if anyone here sees this message that sees him regular, tell him steph in georgia says hello and i miss him. :-)
My dear, you need to go back to elementary school. Your statements are full of careless mistakes.
this family so far from a south boston family they all had what they wanted growing up they are the standard spoiled family from south boston that feels the need to let everyone know how unique they are and how hard life has been for them yet they always had vacations nice clothes, cars, everything a kid wants, yet life is so hard only because they are from south boston……its south boston not southie when i mention my neighborhood people looking for attention call it southie….
What a horrible show, it really makes the people of southie look stupid, another jersey shore
this is how we are crazy,loving,familys so if you dont like it then get the fuck out
Maureen Dahill is just pissed that they didn’t do the reality show based on her life. She doesn’t realize that they considered it, but had to back off as the show would have been rated ‘X’ !!!