‘More idealistic, sleek, deep’: why Americans adore Real Girlfriends in Paris

Key takeaways: 

  • It’s shades of Emily in Paris for six young ladies who, if not tasting wine or pausing dramatically, are searching for adoration in the French capital.
  • Disguising farm dressing in your purse, stressing over the carbs in la soupe, contemplating whether you’ll at any point find a French sweetheart who likes to Netflix and chill: here are only a couple of the new world-old world difficulties the heroes face in the principal episode of Real Girlfriends in Paris, an unscripted television show with its presentation on 6 September on Hayu and Bravo.

As one might assume from the title of the show, the program follows six American ladies in their 20s and 30s, searching for significance, for a change, and, generally, for adoration. As various as Anya Firestone, Emily Gorelik, Margaux Lignel, Kacey Margo, Adja Toure, and Victoria Zito’s experiences are (separately: a local escort, a plan the executive’s understudy, a trying business person, an English educator, a Cornell graduate, and a style creator), the one thing they share practically speaking is their obsession and a solid vision of Paris.

As the trailer’s voiceover brings up, these Nouvelles Parisiennes are unfastened in “the gorgeous city on the planet … a fantasy” – that is, a captivated, vigorously Disneyfied, and sifted vision of France, which includes the ladies performing Parisian-ness perfectly: drinking wine nonstop, wearing raincoats and berets, eating crepes, boisterously examining sex.

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A selection of buzzwords so recognizable and striking that neighborhood press quickly marked it “the unscripted television variant of Emily in Paris,” with French Elle proclaiming it “straightforwardly roused” by Darren Star’s parody show. What do the two share for all intents and purposes? 

The two shows are seen, by the French media, as an “extravagance” that “one loves despising” – for their sublime mistake (Paris restricted to a small bunch of extensions and pantomimes, withered ladies smoking in turtle necks, also a whole alcoholic populace).

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