VH1’s ‘Exes’ Franchise Hits Atlanta
It seems with each passing moment, reality TV reaches new depths of exploitation. It was recently announced that VH1’s popular Hollywood Exes reality TV show was getting a spin-off, Atlanta Exes. Whereas the former focused on women that were previously linked to more “aged” names in entertainment, the spin-off is very much about more current names.
The new cast includes: Torrei Hart (ex-wife of Kevin Hart), Sheree Buchanan (ex-wife of former Falcons player Ray Buchanan), Christina Johnson (ex-wife of Cee-Lo Green), Tameka Foster Raymond (ex-wife of Usher Raymond), and Monyetta Shaw (ex- fiancé’ of Ne-Yo). Thirsty much?
Many turned their noses up at Hollywood Exes and what it seemed to stand for (women clawing to get some type of notoriety from a celebrity that they were once married to). The results ended up being something else completely. The women focused more on getting healthy from the trauma of their past relationships and forging a persona outside of their former mate. Instead of being all about trashy conflict and fame-whoring, the show was generally uplifting.
But as far as Atlanta is concerned … I’m not seeing how this becomes a positive experience. While you have people like Torrei Hart who are trying too forge their own career and not hang on a last name, Tameka Foster Raymond and Monyetta Shaw are almost notorious for their attention-seeking ways. I love a good train wreck as much as the next person (see The Real Housewives of Atlanta), but the redeeming quality of this show remains to be seen.
The show is due to hit the airwaves this summer. Will you be watching?
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