MTV’s Real World: Brooklyn premiered last night. I haven’t seen the show since the 1990s and although I admit to being curious about their Red Hook habitat, I think reading the Recaps on Gawker will suffice:
Every time they mentioned Brooklyn or played a song about Brooklyn they used, well, a black male chorus of dudes shouting “Brooklyn!!” Which is all well and good, that kind of Bed-Stuy braggadocio is certainly a significant part of popular, visible Brooklyn culture. But I hope they switch it up sometimes. To like a bunch of Lubevitch from Midwood singing “Brooklyn!” or some old Polish ladies from Greenpoint or a Chinese guy from Sunset Park or a nice Italian girl from Bensonhurst. If we’re going to stereotype and noveltize, let’s get everyone in the pot.