If you thought TV was done for the summer with Atlanta-based reality shows featuring gals and their gays, you’ve got another thing coming. And it’s coming with a side of ignorance about the very gay men they call their friends.
Not to be outdone by ass-kissing Nene or faux-apologetic Porsha, Quad Webb-Lunceford and Simone Whitmore from Bravo’s less-ubiquitous “Married to Medicine” explain a “phenomenon” that “Atlanta women talk like gay men.” Apparently some people believe the gay voice – no not that one – is obvious on shows like theirs, “Real Housewives of Atlanta, “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” and “R&B Divas: Atlanta.”
The reason is clear, they say: Atlanta is packed with gay men who wear dresses. Because we are basically just like women, Webb-Lunceford tells Madame Noir.
“We’re talking about Atlanta,” she says in the video above. “There is a high alternative lifestyle there, the population. So, I have a lot of good Judys, and we’re always hanging out, and I could easily say, ‘Why do the men want to dress like women?’ We are one and the same, right? I don’t stop them from putting on their heels and their nice little dresses. I love it. Be who you are, whatever makes you happy. … There are some things that we share when I’m talking to my Judys and everything, and that’s just our life. We talk like that to one another.”
OK first of all, did she really say, “alternative lifestyle” in 2014? Just… no. Oh and Quad? It’s totally alright if you call us “Judys” (twice) because we’re women just like you. Not. We know the show loves Atlanta’s original gay sidekick and Fashion Gay Reco Chapple, but please come correct if you're going to call yourself an ally. And shame on Dr. Simone for sitting idly by grinning like the Cheshire Cat. Tsk tsk.
Besides, the show may have the whole thing twisted. We heard that gay Atlanta men talk like black women. Then again, Atlanta’s reality TV gays do offer a class on the subject. Which came first, the chicken or neck-snaps?