I hear you're a real putz! I'm Jaime's aunt!
I'm a pet?
I'm not a putz. Who said I was a putz?
I heard that...
[points to the camera]
I heard that.
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Of all the "reality" series that MTV has produced over the years, the one I would love to have in my DVD collection is "Rich Girls." It was a great, charming, hilarious and telling peek into the lives of two high school pals as they spent the summer after graduation together: Jaime Gleicher (the daughter of the owner of Innovation Luggage) and Ally Hilfiger (daughter of famed sportswear designer Tommy).
At about the same time, another series debuted about two wealthy girls called "The Simple Life." The reason I feel "Rich Girls" is far superior to that one is that here, you get to see the two stars functioning in their natural habitat, not some created situation generated for the cameras, as they did on that other series! Here, you are getting a real sense of who these girls are as they go through their lives of partying in the Hamptons, slumming in Beverly Hills and London and hanging out with celebs, like "American Idol" judge, Randy Jackson, or President Bill Clinton.
Some of my favorite highlights from the program (in no particular order) were: Ally attempting to get something to eat, all on her own, without any gourmet chefs or servants to show her around. This might have been the program's greatest adventure, as Ally must negotiate an actual supermarket and figure out what items to purchase to avoid starvation.
Jaime and Ally attempting to survive the big New York City blackout - Jaime sweating it out with her mom and dogs and no A/C in their luxe high rise, while Ally was on the pavement and ducked into one of her father's stores for safety.
Ally putting her father's design team through their paces, as Tommy brought her in to voice her opinion on their new fashion line. She rips apart all of the work they had done on Dad's new spring line, and the reactions of these professionals as their boss' daughter blithely critiques them is simply awesome! One glance is worth a thousand daggers! But there were many other classic moments throughout the series that deserve to be viewed to be believed.
I suspect the reason "Rich Girls" isn't available on DVD is because Ally (who also served as one of the program's main producers) decided that the various episodes made her seem "spoiled" and it somehow reflected badly on her. But really, it's just an amusing part of her life and I hope that some day, she'll realize that she isn't being judged personally by what happened during the run of the program and will put out a DVD, maybe even with a commentary track! Everyone should have a chance to see and enjoy (or be appalled by) these Rich Girls!
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