With the recent release of the now viral video “The Real Housewives of South Boston” one local South Boston publication is fighting back against the negative stereotypes featured in the video.
The original parody video, created by Los Angeles-based comedy team Paulilu, featured five “South Boston natives” who when not heavily drinking Budweiser or smoking “ciggies”, were cursing the “New York Stankies” or talking about how they have the “hots” for Marky Mark’s Cousin.
To combat the negativity in the video, Caught in Southie is featuring five local South Boston women who cast the neighborhood in a positive light.
There is Sharon Butler-O'Dwyer, an Old Colony and Old Harbor Project native and college graduate who believes the community is very tight knit and always willing to lend a helping hand to others in the community.
Although the video may have highlighted the more vulgar, uneducated side of the community, O'Dwyer sees the opposite.
“The world should know that South Boston women are strong, independent, intelligent and proud of where we come from,” O'Dwyer said in an interview with Caught in Southie.
There is also Kristin (Ivaska) Dearden, who grew up on East Broadway. Dearden, a mother of three and graduate of Salve Regina University, wants to remind visitors and residents that movies depicting South Boston aren’t always right.
“Good Will Hunting was just a movie, it's 2011, times have changed,” said Dearden in an interview with Caught in Southie.
As of Tuesday, the “Real Housewives of South Boston” Youtube movie has had more than 500,000 views.
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