Poll: Should Charlestown Have It's Own 'Real Housewives?'
Southie residents are rebuffing TV producers who are trying to cast a show in their neighborhood, and we're wondering if the producers would be better off in Charlestown instead.
Southie and Charlestown have some important things in common: a strong Irish heritage, waterfront access, historic sites, and plenty of row houses.
And, to top it off, if a TV crew has their way, Southie residents will also have one more thing in common with Townies -- the presence of crews filming in the neighborhood.
However, The Herald is reporting that recruitment for the show "Southie Pride," a "Real Housewives"-type show focusing on the dramas in the lives of Southie women, isn't going too well.
Producer SallyAnn Salsano, founder and head of 495 Productions, the company creating the show, says in the Herald article, "We are getting a lot of people shutting doors in our faces. I can’t tell you the amount of times my staff has been told to (buzz) off since we have been there," "buzz" likely being a euphemism for a four-letter profanity.
Her account fits with the results of our recent cross-Patch survey in which readers voted Southie as Boston's rudest neighborhood.
So, Charlestown, is this production company making the right choice? Should they stay in Southie and deal with residents' frosty receptions, or would they find a warm welcome -- and the makings of a show just as good -- in Charlestown? Vote and let us know in the comments.