Is Oak Cliff Getting Real?

Community, Culture, General

September 20, 2010

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by Shawn

by Michael Counter, Jr. • View Original Post and Comments

Some housewives think so.

Dallas’s NBC-DFW website posted a picture almost two weeks ago about the 80′s television show Dallas shooting a pilot and possibly returning to TV via the TNT network. Entitled “Overblown Texas Stereotypes to Return to TV,” writer Bruce Felps ends the piece with “No word yet on whether or not the show will be filmed in Dallas. It’s TV, who needs authenticity?”.

And this isn’t really about the possibility of the show returning, but rather the notion of stereotypes and Dallas.

In checking my Facebook last week, after clicking my way through likes and comments and suggestions, I saw this:

(click here for a better look)

Taking its name from the Bravo cable broadcasting network’s most popular “The Real Housewives” franchise, the Real Housewives of Oak Cliff Facebook tagline is “Real housewives of Orange County need to get real and spend the day in Oak Cliff!”

Felps’ concern for old Dallas stereotypes returning to the mainstream is warranted. However, while we are concerned with fictional characters re-emerging to cast poor shadows on Dallas, how about the ignorance that over six thousand Dallas citizens are supporting on Facebook?

Are the racially insensitive and homophobic comments listed in on page keeping it ‘real’? If so, Felps and Dallas at large has bigger problems on its hands besides worrying about TNT’s new pilot.

And don’t worry, there is a page for The Real Housewives of Dallas County as well. Something tells me that there are plenty of Dallas housewives that care not to identify themselves with either of these options.

One Response to “Is Oak Cliff Getting Real?”

  1. willie says:

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