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Southern Charm: The Trailer

What’s the new Bravo reality television show Southern Charm going to look like? Well we know it’s going to star an eclectic mix of landed Lowcountry aristocrats (including former S.C. State Treasurer Thomas Ravenel). And we know it’s going to feature one of the most historic, picturesque cities in America –…

What’s the new Bravo reality television show Southern Charm going to look like?

Well we know it’s going to star an eclectic mix of landed Lowcountry aristocrats (including former S.C. State Treasurer Thomas Ravenel). And we know it’s going to feature one of the most historic, picturesque cities in America – Charleston, S.C. – as its backdrop. We also know it’s going to be a Bravo series – which means top-of-the-line production value.

But what about the “meat” of the show (inasmuch as reality TV shows have “meat”)?

Well, take a look at its unofficial trailer, obtained exclusively by FITS …

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Hmmmm …

Of course while this unofficial trailer (referred to in the business as a “sizzle reel”) gives us a neat first glimpse into the series, we won’t know what form or direction Southern Charm will ultimately take until after filming begins next month.

Or what guest stars might appear …

UPDATE: We’ve been asked by attorneys for Haymaker Productions, Bravo and NBCUinversal to remove the video link to the Southern Charm “sizzle reel” posted above. We are currently reviewing their request with our attorneys.

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62 comments

Room mate April 19, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Ravenel the racist as show stopper. Can’t wait.

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Room mate April 19, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Ravenel the racist as show stopper. Can’t wait.

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Misstate April 19, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Chris Landers looks super fun.

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Misstate April 19, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Chris Landers looks super fun.

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Fleet April 19, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Sweet Jesus have mercy on us.

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Fleet April 19, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Sweet Jesus have mercy on us.

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mph April 19, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Ughhhhh, the humanity. I know about half those people and there ain’t a gentleman among them. At least one – he lives with his parents on my street and occasionally sports a British accent – is not even southern and has a mother that calls herself a duchess or some such nonsense. Reality TV is the intellectual equivalent of a neutron bomb.

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mph April 19, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Ughhhhh, the humanity. I know about half those people and there ain’t a gentleman among them. At least one – he lives with his parents on my street and occasionally sports a British accent – is not even southern and has a mother that calls herself a duchess or some such nonsense. Reality TV is the intellectual equivalent of a neutron bomb.

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Ghost of Lee Atwater April 19, 2013 at 5:35 pm

Going to be some good television.

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Mint Fucking Julep April 19, 2013 at 5:35 pm

Fuck us all. Thanks, Bravo!

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Ghost of Lee Atwater April 19, 2013 at 5:35 pm

Going to be some good television.

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Mint Fucking Julep April 19, 2013 at 5:35 pm

Fuck us all. Thanks, Bravo!

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CITADEL4U April 19, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Yep, that’s Charleston: pretty much.

I hope they do the series.

The rest of the Country seems to be enthralled with Charleston.

I find the surrounding cities: Edisto Island, Sullivans Island, Beaufort, Hilton Head, Georgetown, and etc. just as interesting, probably more.

Surprised they didn’t show The Citadel Cadets.

They always seem to draw a crowd for movie makers.

Unfortunately, Ravenel is a Cid Grad.

A disappointing one at that, embarrassed the hell out Citadel Alumni.

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CITADEL4U April 19, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Yep, that’s Charleston: pretty much.

I hope they do the series.

The rest of the Country seems to be enthralled with Charleston.

I find the surrounding cities: Edisto Island, Sullivans Island, Beaufort, Hilton Head, Georgetown, and etc. just as interesting, probably more.

Surprised they didn’t show The Citadel Cadets.

They always seem to draw a crowd for movie makers.

Unfortunately, Ravenel is a Cid Grad.

A disappointing one at that, embarrassed the hell out Citadel Alumni.

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Ghost of Lee Atwater April 19, 2013 at 5:42 pm

“J.D.” is to insufferable douchebags what Jim Brown was to Running Backs.

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DT April 19, 2013 at 10:44 pm

Know J.D. (John David Madison) well. He has hit me up for money to pay off his considerable debt on multiple occasions. Go to http://www.charlestoncounty.org and type in his name under Clerk Of Court records. Judgements, forclosures (on every property he’s touched including his current residence), lawsuits, its all there. Any reputable business person downtown knows of this fraud.

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Court April 20, 2013 at 12:13 am

Knew of his failed business reputation (he’s involved in a restaurant downtown now and same story with that) but didn’t realize the extent on the website. The sad thing is that he just came to Charleston for college from Colorado (gf dated him). And their trying to play him off as from an old Charleston family? LOL………….

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Ghost of Lee Atwater April 19, 2013 at 5:42 pm

“J.D.” is to insufferable douchebags what Jim Brown was to Running Backs.

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DT April 19, 2013 at 10:44 pm

Know J.D. (John David Madison) well. He has hit me up for money to pay off his considerable debt on multiple occasions. Go to http://www.charlestoncounty.org and type in his name under Clerk Of Court records. Judgements, forclosures (on every property he’s touched including his current residence), lawsuits, its all there. Any reputable business person downtown knows of this fraud.

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Court April 20, 2013 at 12:13 am

Knew of his failed business reputation (he’s involved in a restaurant downtown now and same story with that) but didn’t realize the extent on the website. The sad thing is that he just came to Charleston for college from Colorado (gf dated him). And their trying to play him off as from an old Charleston family? LOL………….

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Squishy123 April 19, 2013 at 5:50 pm

So the trailer is typically clips of the better parts… if so this is going to royally suck.

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Squishy123 April 19, 2013 at 5:50 pm

So the trailer is typically clips of the better parts… if so this is going to royally suck.

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bless their hearts April 19, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Honey Boo Boo will make periodic guest appearances.

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bless their hearts April 19, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Honey Boo Boo will make periodic guest appearances.

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29401 April 19, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Chris needs those guns…. he owes a lot of folks in town money.

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DT April 19, 2013 at 10:47 pm

Yep,
His Atlantic Bank went bust and he lives off a trust fund that can’t bail him out. Owes a couple I know of.

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29401 April 19, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Chris needs those guns…. he owes a lot of folks in town money.

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DT April 19, 2013 at 10:47 pm

Yep,
His Atlantic Bank went bust and he lives off a trust fund that can’t bail him out. Owes a couple I know of.

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Smirks April 19, 2013 at 7:01 pm

Is it that hard to come up with a TV show that is actually entertaining, that they have to grab a bunch of losers to make yet another crappy reality TV show?

Maybe SC’s “reality actors” are bought so cheap there isn’t a big investment required to produce the show.

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Yawsa April 19, 2013 at 11:14 pm

They should interview Paul Thurmond about his half-sister Essie-Mae.

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Middleton April 20, 2013 at 12:24 am

And his old man, Sperm.

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dwb619 April 20, 2013 at 9:44 am

Shazam again.

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dwb619 April 20, 2013 at 9:44 am

Shazam

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Smirks April 19, 2013 at 7:01 pm

Is it that hard to come up with a TV show that is actually entertaining, that they have to grab a bunch of losers to make yet another crappy reality TV show?

Maybe SC’s “reality actors” are bought so cheap there isn’t a big investment required to produce the show.

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Yawsa April 19, 2013 at 11:14 pm

They should interview Paul Thurmond about his half-sister Essie-Mae.

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Middleton April 20, 2013 at 12:24 am

And his old man, Sperm.

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dwb619 April 20, 2013 at 9:44 am

Shazam again.

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dwb619 April 20, 2013 at 9:44 am

Shazam

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johnq April 19, 2013 at 7:10 pm

They should interview Big T on air. It will give the viewers a better idea of where the neo fucktard contingent is coming from.

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johnq April 19, 2013 at 7:10 pm

They should interview Big T on air. It will give the viewers a better idea of where the neo fucktard contingent is coming from.

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Tetley April 19, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Holy crap. I just threw up in my mouth a little.

Didn’t Ravenel renounce his citizenship, or something, over his cocaine conviction? Or did I dream that?

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Mike at the Beach April 20, 2013 at 12:54 am

You did not dream that; he also writes silly, petulant, know-it-all op-eds which use crazily uniformed stats like his claim that the US operates 227 “military bases” in Germany. Even the most casual observers or writers would have recognized that number as just plain silly, but when “the interweb” is your only source of info on the military, it shows. For the record, the actual number of bases in Germany (depending one’s definition of a “base”) is closer to 15 or 20. A perfect example of a damaged messenger damaging an otherwise worthwhile point…

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dwb619 April 20, 2013 at 9:43 am

It is said that too much blow will fry your brain.
David lee Roth said he once had a drug problem, then he got rich and the problem went away.
Go figure.

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Tetley April 19, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Holy crap. I just threw up in my mouth a little.

Didn’t Ravenel renounce his citizenship, or something, over his cocaine conviction? Or did I dream that?

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Mike at the Beach April 20, 2013 at 12:54 am

You did not dream that; he also writes silly, petulant, know-it-all op-eds which use crazily uniformed stats like his claim that the US operates 227 “military bases” in Germany. Even the most casual observers or writers would have recognized that number as just plain silly, but when “the interweb” is your only source of info on the military, it shows. For the record, the actual number of bases in Germany (depending one’s definition of a “base”) is closer to 15 or 20. A perfect example of a damaged messenger damaging an otherwise worthwhile point…

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dwb619 April 20, 2013 at 9:43 am

It is said that too much blow will fry your brain.
David lee Roth said he once had a drug problem, then he got rich and the problem went away.
Go figure.

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Tetley April 19, 2013 at 7:40 pm

Kind of a cross between Winthorpe’s blue-blood posse in “Trading Places”, and Monty Python’s “Upper-Class Twit of the Year” competition, with a little “My Name is Earl” thrown in for good measure.

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Tetley April 19, 2013 at 7:40 pm

Kind of a cross between Winthorpe’s blue-blood posse in “Trading Places”, and Monty Python’s “Upper-Class Twit of the Year” competition, with a little “My Name is Earl” thrown in for good measure.

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9" April 20, 2013 at 6:50 am

Southern Charm:’Where You Thought All The Trash Lived In Trailers…’

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9" April 20, 2013 at 6:50 am

Southern Charm:’Where You Thought All The Trash Lived In Trailers…’

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Southern eccentric April 20, 2013 at 8:25 am

SCFACTCHECKER in the recent NYMag article commented:

“…Let it be known that Mark doesn’t even own a home in Charleston. He is
squatting in a friends empty apartment at dockside. He is a serial
moocher – not to mention pathological liar and narcissist. he will
exploit anyone, including his children, for power.”

Does the show feature famous Charleston apartment tenants? Sanford might have some free time on his hands, and sounds like he would fit right in.

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pantsonfire April 20, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Sanford had his14 year old son for super bowl weekend,and watched it at a friends on SI. When the son got tired of listening to politics and wanted go someplace quieter to watch the second half,Sanford takes the son home knowing he’s not allowed in the house, unless Jenny is present and invites him.I wondered why he had not taken his son to his apartment since he knew Jenny was not home, and someone said he was too cheap to buy a TV……and it’s not even his apartment.

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Southern eccentric April 20, 2013 at 8:25 am

SCFACTCHECKER in the recent NYMag article commented:

“…Let it be known that Mark doesn’t even own a home in Charleston. He is
squatting in a friends empty apartment at dockside. He is a serial
moocher – not to mention pathological liar and narcissist. he will
exploit anyone, including his children, for power.”

Does the show feature famous Charleston apartment tenants? Sanford might have some free time on his hands, and sounds like he would fit right in.

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pantsonfire April 20, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Sanford had his14 year old son for super bowl weekend,and watched it at a friends on SI. When the son got tired of listening to politics and wanted go someplace quieter to watch the second half,Sanford takes the son home knowing he’s not allowed in the house, unless Jenny is present and invites him.I wondered why he had not taken his son to his apartment since he knew Jenny was not home, and someone said he was too cheap to buy a TV……and it’s not even his apartment.

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mph April 20, 2013 at 8:59 am

Another small complaint – why are they playing Ragtime music? New Orleans is about 800 miles to the southwest. Play something more appropriate. How about redneck sing along with Jimmy Buffett or the musical score for Porgy and Bess. Or when T-Rav comes on camera, a backdrop of Fulsom Prison.

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mph April 20, 2013 at 8:59 am

Another small complaint – why are they playing Ragtime music? New Orleans is about 800 miles to the southwest. Play something more appropriate. How about redneck sing along with Jimmy Buffett or the musical score for Porgy and Bess. Or when T-Rav comes on camera, a backdrop of Fulsom Prison.

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Comrade1917 April 20, 2013 at 9:49 am

CARPETBAGGER CHARM … an oxymoron.

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Comrade1917 April 20, 2013 at 9:49 am

CARPETBAGGER CHARM … the occupation of Charleston by whiny Massholes and other members of the vile Yankee race.

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Charles Baudelaire April 20, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Thomas, I’m sure your folks, including your laughing daddy, are familiar with strange fruit.

April 20, 1939:

Billie Holiday recorded the song “Strange Fruit,” describing the lynching of a black man in the South.

The song began as a poem written not by Holiday, but by a Jewish schoolteacher from the Bronx named Abel Meeropol (using the pseudonym Lewis Allan) who was deeply disturbed by a picture he saw of a lynching.

Meeropol set the song to music with his wife, Laura, and performed it at venues in New York City.

Holiday met Meeropol through a connection at a nightclub in Greenwich Village.

She wanted to record the song, but her record label refused to produce something so graphic and she was forced to record it on an alternative jazz label.

Holiday’s recording of “Strange Fruit” is unique in American music for its unflinching look at one of the darkest periods in national history.

The lyrics begin:

Southern trees bear a strange fruit
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
Black bodies swingin’ in the Southern breeze
Strange fruit hangin’ from the poplar trees

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4ZyuULy9zs

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Charles Baudelaire April 20, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Thomas, I’m sure your folks, including your laughing daddy, are familiar with strange fruit.

April 20, 1939:

Billie Holiday recorded the song “Strange Fruit,” describing the lynching of a black man in the South.

The song began as a poem written not by Holiday, but by a Jewish schoolteacher from the Bronx named Abel Meeropol (using the pseudonym Lewis Allan) who was deeply disturbed by a picture he saw of a lynching.

Meeropol set the song to music with his wife, Laura, and performed it at venues in New York City.

Holiday met Meeropol through a connection at a nightclub in Greenwich Village.

She wanted to record the song, but her record label refused to produce something so graphic and she was forced to record it on an alternative jazz label.

Holiday’s recording of “Strange Fruit” is unique in American music for its unflinching look at one of the darkest periods in national history.

The lyrics begin:

Southern trees bear a strange fruit
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
Black bodies swingin’ in the Southern breeze
Strange fruit hangin’ from the poplar trees

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4ZyuULy9zs

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Sarah May 10, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Shep gave me syphilis, by the time he maned up to it I had a given it twelve others.

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Sarah May 10, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Shep gave me syphilis, by the time he maned up to it I had a given it twelve others.

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