Our own WildWoman, Rosie G., showed 'em what a Real Heartless Bitch (tm) is all about, and
even wangled a flight for her and her husband down to Miami for the taping. Here is her hilarious
trip report on the show...
A show about women who supposedly hate men. The panelists were brought out
in the following order:
Evelyn from Puerto Rico, age 45
This one's antics were hilarious, but I only understood a fraction of what
she said. The audience went off on her calling her ugly and insinuating she
might be a man in drag.
There was also another woman whose name and place of origin I cannot recall.
She was articulate, but when it came out that she had stayed in an
oppressive marriage for over 20 years, the audience called her on being so
complacent about making her own way in the world. I think she got kinda lost
in the shuffle. The weirdest thing she did was when they cut to commercial
and she got up and walked over to face off with a member of the audience.
Security intercepted her.
Thelma, Mexican currently living in Utah.
A big, hyperactive, amazonian
woman dressed in real tight capri pants and a halter top that barely
contained her (the sound guy looked nervous pinning the mic on her) and big
high heels. This one had quite a mouth on her. Prior to the show, she got
into an argument with the Dominican guy and threatened the Mexican guy. The
audience HATED her and they got into screaming matches, exchanging insults.
My biggest problem with her was that she kept waving her hands in my face.
That and the fact that she was desperately trying to hook up with a
man...any man...back stage, which kinda blew her case about not needing one.
I wasn't about to taunt the audience just to act a fool. Of
course it was brought out that I'm married to a much younger man (Andy was
introduced to the audience). They asked how I can consider myself heartless,
when I am obviously capable of loving someone. I'm surprised no one asked
how I get the blood to course through my body without a heart! One man stood
up and said he doubts a young man like Andy could be attracted to a woman my
age. Cristina, who is 4 years older than me, told him to sit down and shut
up. There were a couple of women giving me thumbs up and when audience
members stood up to hurl insults, they made it a point to exclude me.
Overall, I played it safe and came out pretty much unscathed.
A real asshole who spoke of keeping a wife the way one would
keep a pet...in a cage until you want to play with it for a while.
Mexican Attorney (male)
This guy looked mostly embarrassed by the company
he was keeping, although he was spouting the usual bullshit about how a
hard-working man deserves to be treated like a king in his castle. I think
he just wanted a trip to Miami.
Small woman w/3 young kids who runs her own business and
refused makeup for religious reasons. She would've done okay, but during her
segment there was a technical problem causing some editing and I don't know
if that'll effect how she comes across on TV.
A very attractive young woman, she was funny in that she was
there to make the point that she doesn't need a man and yet she was
definitely looking to latch on to one. Back stage there was plenty of talk
about hooking up with the everyone from the sound guys to the driver who
took us there. She got hit on by the same guy in the audience who said I was
23 year old Mexican who works as a dresser for big movie stars.
She decided at the last minute that she "adores" men too much to appear on
the panel. She opted to sit in the audience and took the mic to make her
comments. This one was the other one who the whole time she was saying she
didn't need a man, couldn't keep from sticking like gum to the bottom of the
shoes of every man who walked by.
Andy (my husband)
I didn't find out until after the show that Cristina had come up to
him and asked him to "defend the men". Andy says he said, "These guys don't
deserve defending". They sat him on a couch at the very front of the
I was later told that in post-production they would add a shot of the HBI
website. We also told them how to look at the page through babelfish so it
can be seen in spanish.
Overall, I was impressed with Cristina as a woman. She owns the studio and I
was unaware that she had spent 20 years as the editor-in-chief of
Cosmopolitan latin america, although I know she has a magazine now that
bears her name. Ours was the second show to tape that day and she was
involved and busy, and very undiva-like. The staffers were personable and
helpful and the accomodations were top-notch all the way.