From flavor of love dating
It’s difficult to explain the pure wondrousness of those 25 episodes for those who didn’t watch in real time: Every week a bevy of men from all walks of life competed for the adulation of a regular black girl from around the way.
She made no qualms about making it clear that the men were there for her objectification, from lasciviously commenting on one’s bulge to letting another know he looked like “a pinto bean with eyes.” She could tell a man that she looked forward to treating him as a plaything in the same breath as she expressed a desire for a “real thug” straight out of Destiny’s Child’s “Soldier.” Pollard was also prone to giving them nicknames of her own such as Token, Whiteboy — my personal favorite — Rico, and Punk, who is now more commonly known as David Otunga, the fiancee of Jennifer Hudson. They drew up business plans to market their financial value.
June 14, 2016: Stevie J has been searching FAR AND WIDE for a replacement for estranged “wife” Joseline Hernandez. Media Take confirmed that DEELISHIS is his new girlfriend, and there’s more.
According to Media Takeout.com’s TOP SNITCH in production – we’ve learned that Deelishis signed on to LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA. Guess that’s a big step up from winner of that other VH1 reality show, Flavor of Love 2.
Whereas the leaned heavily into the farce of courtship. There was even a beauty-pageant competition, replete with a swimsuit contest and talent competition!
Episode after episode featured men embodying the worst of the traits that are so commonly attributed to black women on corresponding reality programs — cattiness, dramatics, and underhanded antics for the sake of camera time and Pollard’s adoration. But the significance of New York’s run lies beyond her show’s entertainment value.
For two years, a regular-shmegular black woman was adored for being shamelessly herself without caveats or compromises.
There was no political correctness or need for genteel demurs as someone proudly proclaims they would “like to go black and never go back,” as Rachel Lindsay recently had to endure (in fact, early on in the show Pollard ardently expressed her disapproval of a contestant calling herare the sort of unadulterated, bona fide emotion that both entertained and bonded her audience to her journey for love.
It’s welcome change, and one that is long overdue; but while Rachel may be the first black Bachelorette of the ABC franchise, she is not the first black Bachelorette of our hearts.Buckwild assures fans everything she did on the show was very real.