Recently, there was a new show on TV on the Bravo channel called Shahs of Sunset. It’s basically Jersey Shore on the West coast in the Beverly Hills area with Persians instead of Italians, and the Persians are in their 30s instead of their 20s. Just like with Jersey Shore several things happened on Shahs of Sunset that are interesting.
There were six main Persian guidos that the show followed:
- Gay Dude – A 38 year old residential real estate agent who is gay.
- Jersey Shore Dude – A 33 year old commercial real estate agent who looks like one of the guys on Jersey Shore.
- Balding Dude – A 37 year old real estate developer who is balding, looks a lot older than 37, and always wears hats to hide that he is going bald.
- Hipster Artist Chick – A 35 year old “artist” and singer who makes really strange art and writes really strange songs.
- Fat Chick – A 34 year old residential real estate agent who is overweight, and says that she isn’t interested in marriage because of how her parents’ marriage failed.
- Never Had A Job Chick – A 30 year old woman who has never had a job of any kind and has “anger issues”. Her parents pay all of her bills which are considerable since she goes shopping every day.
All the Persian guidos have a lot of expensive junk from expensive clothes to cars. It’s obvious that either they’re living off their family’s money or on credit to look richer than they actually are. That’s part of the reason they are all (except for hipster artist chick and never had a job chick) in real estate.
You might think that since these guidos are Persian with the female guidos being Muslim (the guys are Jewish) that the women might act differently. They don’t. Here is an examples of that. Fat chick, gay dude, and fat chick’s mom are celebrating fat chick’s birthday. Gay dude starts talking about how he has been estranged from his father for 15 years due to his parents’ divorce, but he has reconnected with him and is going to visit him in New York. One of the things that led to gay dude’s parents divorcing was that gay dude’s dad was a real player and cheating on his mom. Fat chick’s mom says that its no big deal and that gay dude should get over it. She also says, “Why do you want to put him in a cage?” and “Why do you want to limit him?” and “He wants to be free”. If you have wondered if there really are women who are fine with their men being with other women, now you have proof that such women exist. Fat chick’s mom has to be in her 60s and lived at least half of her life in Iran. Plenty of women think this way even ones who come from places outside of Western civilization.
You might think that with the Muslim religion behind him that Never had a job chick’s dad would the guts to control her spending and behavior. That is not the case. We see never had a job chick and her dad have lunch where the dad tries to get never had a job chick to stop spending so much money and get a job. It was a very weak and limp attempt to change never had a job chick’s behavior. It ends with the dad “losing his appetite”, and nothing actually changing.
The women are also running into problems finding men as they get older. Never had a job chick realizes by the end of the season that she is interested in jersey shore dude. It’s obvious that jersey shore dude does not want to go there. He really does not want to go there. We also see never had a job chick go on a blind date. It’s disastrous, and you can tell the guy she was set up with wants to get out of there. During the lunch where never had a job chick’s dad tries to get her to stop spending so much money, he says to her that he needs to find her a prince charming (obviously to dump never had a job chick and her spending on some other guy). She says, “I have been looking”. It’s pretty obvious that never had a job chick is having trouble finding a guy for something other than sex. The guidos travel to Las Vegas one weekend, and never had a job chick calls up this guy in Vegas she knows, but it was just for a couple of one night stands.
Fat chick has the same problem finding a man that never had a job chick does but more so. Balding dude and fat chick decide to do a double blind date where they each find someone for the other person. Balding dude brought one of fat chick’s exes for fat chick instead of an actual blind date. Fat chick’s ex was obviously a total loser. Later we find out the reason why balding dude brought one of fat chick’s exes instead of a guy she didn’t know for fat chick was because any guy he talked to knew or heard of fat chick and was familiar with fat chick’s behavior. Fat chick’s behavior created such a reputation for her that balding dude couldn’t find any guy to go on this blind date except for fat chick’s ex. Apparently, fat chick has thrown up on a lot of tables and things like that because she drinks a lot. It’s not clear if fat chick is an alcoholic or not, but it’s clear when fat chick drinks, she drinks way too much. That’s probably nowhere near the extent of her atrocious behavior, but its more than enough to convince a lot of guys to avoid her even if they don’t know about her weight.
The Persian chicks also engage in a lot of typical female behavior that would take too long to document. All in all this is just another example of how women are the same everywhere. Neither Islam nor Persian/Middle Eastern culture makes women any different at all.