I Watched 'American Woman' To See What All The Fuss Is About

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I Watched 'American Woman' To See What All The Fuss Is About

Over the course of 11 seasons of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Kyle Richards has been at odds with at least one of her sisters at any given time. First it was Kim Richards, after Kyle basically outed her struggle with addiction, and then she fought with Kathy Hilton, when Kyle started producing the show, American Woman.

American Woman first aired June 7, 2018 and, according to Kyle, it was intended to be a small screen portrayal of a single mom in the '70s, "loosely based" on their mom. The show starred Alicia Silverstone, Mena Suvari, and Cheyenne Jackson. Not a bad cast. The reviews weren't great, but that's not what Kim and Kathy were upset about.

Kathy and Kim were furious with Kyle because they felt it was disrespectful of her to basically put their mother's business out there. Kyle said to The Daily Dish, "I don’t think my sisters really understood what it was in the beginning. I was like, 'It’s not a reality show, it’s a scripted show inspired by [our childhood].'"

So, was American Woman disrespectful? Did it portray Big Kathy in a negative light? I had to know, and I figured you did, too, because I know neither of us watched this show when it was on. It was cancelled after 11 episodes. I found it streaming on Vudu, and I watched the whole thing to find out if Kathy and Kim have a right to be upset about it.

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