A film critic, Ciara LaVelle, titled a recent story Caribbean Wives of South Florida: A Bravo Ripoff With Island Flavor.
Why? Was it because of envy, jealousy, or hatred for others who try to promote their culture in the US?
As a man from the Caribbean I think that people in general will see Caribbean Wives of South Florida as another avenue through which people of Caribbean Heritage can express themselves in the entertainment world. Undoubtedly, through this medium others may learn more about our diverse culture.
Tulloch Media Communications is one step away from imprinting another aspect of our culture. There are differences and similarities among all cultures, so as we assimilate in humanity respect must be given to each other’s thoughts and expressions of culture — even if not appreciated.
Portraying negative images of one’s works or efforts should not be the first step of any critical commentary. I read the article written by Ciara La Velle and did not find any merit befitting of the headline. You may read her complete article here
Maxine Tulloch, CEO of Tulloch Media Communications, recently said, “It's time Miami's other nationalities got a little recognition and there's just one way to get started: by giving Caribbean women their own Real Housewives-esque reality franchise,” http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com
The high point in this pilot was the combustion of personalities based on culture as the women interacted and socialized in various settings. For Caribbean people, it’s their education, where they live, what they drive, while at the same time adapting much of the American culture and lifestyle, bringing some level of satisfaction and perspective to what they consider achievement. Thus proving to themselves and everyone, that they belong here like anyone else; that they too can be included with the rich, famous, prominent, successful American women.
Caribbean Wives of South Florida will premiere in New York on November 15. Maxine Tulloch, who is a Jamaican, recently told a reporter from The Jamaica Observer that, “her aim in producing this show was to achieve respect and recognition for the Caribbean and Caribbean nationals. She added that whenever Americans want to cast or portray a Caribbean character they turn to an American actor to play the part, and this should not be so.”
Tulloch further stated, "Caribbean people are talented in all areas of the arts, science, education, business, sports, military and government, and should be recognized for such…yet Caribbean-American people remain invisible and under-represented in the television entertainment industry,” Tulloch said. Read compete article at: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/-Caribbean-Wives-of-South-Florida–opens-in-NY
By: Karl A. Haughton