An update from this morning’s posting… Luis and I wandered over to 20th and S NW late this morning to get a photo of the rumored house-to-be for the DC version of “The Real World: DC.” We heard sounds of workmen inside and, just by chance, saw a couple of guys outside (not workmen). One had a camera and the other one was taking notes. Without identifying their affiliation, I will say that they confirmed that 2000 S Street NW will be the house for The Real World.
Moreover, at least one of the cast members will be a gay man and apparently one of the local venues for the drama-to-come will be Halo Lounge at 1435 P Street NW–across from Whole Foods and located right here in Borderstan. We will try to have more details for you later.
As noted before, I think DC needs some vapid drama with pretty kids doing faux-dramatic stuff in an unreal world setting. Way too many people here who want to save the world (but God bless them). We need some silly balance.
Dcist reports this morning that The Real World’s DC season “will begin filming based in a Dupont Circle house on June 20.” We can only wonder if the DC version of The Real World will be in the West Borderstan section of Dupont Circle (that would be west of 15th Street). While the original boundary of Borderstan stops at 16th Street NW, the Greater Borderstan Cultural Area actually extends all the way to 20th Street NW, you know.
I just hope that there is some good public drama in local clubs, restaurants and grocery stores, regardless of where they live. DC sadly lacks vapid drama. Way too many Type A personalities here who want to save the world. A few self-absorbed pretty kids doing stupid stuff would liven things up.