The much anticipated Season 12 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is premiering May 11th. As if by afterthought, the taglines were only just released. And there’s a lot to unpack, some subtleties mixed with brazen statements. Though a bit underwhelming overall, in my opinion.
Entertainment Tonight presented the new taglines in an article published on the same day as the premiere. Procrastinating a lot? typical real housewives fashion, fans will dissect the hidden messages from the opening credits. Certainly, there was plenty of drama left over from Season 11 that the RHOBH ladies could easily pick one just for the fun of a passive-aggressive quip.
Let’s start with the less provocative ones. Garcelle Beauvais addressed herself coming into her own last season. Her tagline for her is, “I don’t need a spotlight. I shine just fine.”
newby Diana Jenkins went for the typical theme of extravagance that we usually see from freshman housewives. “The only thing better than having it all, is having even more,” is her tagline. That tone will surely change once she gets intertwined in the drama.
Kyle Richards usually tends to intertwine Beverly Hills into her taglines. As if she is the extravagant town personified. This time, Kyle alluded to her constant demands from her that she would be “real” with her. Her tagline for her is, “when you’re the real deal, you do n’t have to pretend.”
Crystal Kung Minkoff played her first season well, and only made conflict with the weakest link Sutton Strake. Her tagline from Ella does not seem to allude to anything from Season 11, but does address the rumor mill. Crystal’s tagline is, “they say talk is cheap, but in Beverly Hills, it can cost you.” sounds a bit Kyle-like perhaps.
Finally, there are the ladies who want to send a clear message to a specific set of ears. Sutton’s tagline, “If you want a seat at my table, you best mind your manners,” is a response to the dinner party from hell in which Erika Jayne went all Mafia boss on the Georgian native.
Will Erika mind her manners this season? She is still fighting a legal battle, though the shock and novelty would have worn off. As well as any excuse for her to act the way she did. But Erika’s tagline suggests that nothing has changed. It is, “I have nothing to hide, and nothing to lose, and that makes me dangerous.”
Lisa Rinna references “karma.” As in, “Hi, I’m karma. And yes, I am a bitch.” That’s our Lisa. Tremendously dramatic yet succinct. Could this tagline be a reference to the moment Lisa took kathy hilton on for speaking against her sister Kyle. At the time of filming, Lisa told Kathy, “You said some things about this beautiful sister of yours. I’m sorry, Kathy, you’re not going to get away with it.”
Catch the premiere of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on May 11th. Be inspired by the promise of drama and the chance at making sense of these taglines.
TELL US- WHAT IS YOUR REACTION TO THE TAGLINE? WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAVORITE? LEAST FAVORITE?
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