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Princesses: Long Island

  • The ‘Princesses: Long Island’ 9/11 controversy

    So remember that thing in our most recent “Princesses: Long Island” recap about Amanda Bertonicini’s ridiculous Drink Hanky photo shoot? You know, the one in which a model, toting a beer bottle clad in one of Amanda’s high-fashion signature Drink Hankies, poses with a statue of a firefighter? Well, it turns out we missed something. This… More ▸

  • ‘Princesses’ episode 5 recap: Mad women

    Here’s something I never thought I’d say: Last night’s “Princesses: Long Island” reminded me a little bit of “Mad Men.” No, the Bravo reality show did not suddenly develop any rich, nuanced plotlines. Its characters did not wear any amazing retro outfits. Nor was there insightful commentary on the politics and social mores of the… More ▸

  • Sarah Silverman’s dad doesn’t like JAPs

    Thanks to the cultural gem that is “Princesses: Long Island,” lately the term “JAP” has been bandied around with a vigor that hasn’t been seen since the lavish bat mitzvah and nose job-filled days of our adolescence. If you’re not happy about this development, you’re not alone. Donald Silverman, father of JAC (Jewish American Comedian)… More ▸

  • The official “Princesses: Long Island” reading list

    While ratings are down for Bravo’s “Princesses: Long Island”—episode 3 only garnered 887,000 viewers,  350,000 less than the premiere, according to Newsday—the number of people publicly sharing their opinion on the reality show appears to be on the rise. Maybe it’s because the show’s crass stereotypes have hit a nerve with so many people, or… More ▸

  • ‘Princesses’ recap: The 12 most cringe-inducing moments

    If you’ve clicked over this way hoping to find out what went down on last night’s episode of “Princesses: Long Island,” we regret to inform you you’re out of luck. Not because we didn’t watch it. Sadly, we sat through the whole thing, wasting an hour of our lives in the process.  It’s just that,… More ▸

  • What we should do about the princesses

    Most of us learned at a young age that the best way to deal with people who do stupid things just to get attention is to ignore them. The geniuses at Bravo not only know this, but count on us to forget this. The first time I saw a Housewives show, I literally could not… More ▸

  • Let the ‘Princesses’ boycott begin

    We knew it wouldn’t be long before Jews everywhere rose up in opposition to Bravo’s new reality show, “Princesses: Long Island.” As we’ve documented in our extensive recaps of episode one and two, “Princesses” is awash in negative stereotypes. If you’d never met a Jewish woman, you might believe we all live at home until… More ▸

  • Lena Dunham posts wedding plans on Instagram

    You probably think Lena Dunham is nothing like the lovely cast members of “Princesses: Long Island.” You are most definitely wrong. Not only is the “Girls” creator a Jewish woman dating a Jewish guy (Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff), but like the reality starlets, she too harbors elaborate wedding fantasies. On Saturday Dunham posted to Instagram… More ▸

  • ‘Mad Men’ Jewish recap: The Manischewitz mess

    Our apologies–we were so busy despairing over “Princesses: Long Island” we completely ignored a show that does not herald the demise of television, culture, and the state of American Jewry. Sunday night’s episode of “Mad Men” was packed with chaos, both in society at large and in the offices of Sterling Cooper and Partners (which,… More ▸