Last season on RHOBH Kyle Richards revealed that she was not in a good place with her older sisters Kathy Hilton and Kim Richards. While they had other issues between them, the biggest point of contention was her desire to create a show based on their childhood!
TV Land picked up the “dark comedy” entitled American Woman, and while it was full-steam ahead for Kyle and her team, Kathy and Kim were still against her decision. While Kyle didn’t disclose the specific reasons that they were so upset, it was clear that they wanted nothing to do with the project.
Kyle, Kim, and Kathy are all one big happy family again, however Kyle’s older sisters are still refusing to have any involvement in American Woman.
“It’s my own project,” Kyle defended to The Daily Dish Podcast. Adding, “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].’ It’s a fun show. The first announcement said it was a dark comedy, which kind of implied it could be sketchy or something. There’s moments, obviously… I didn’t have a traditional upbringing, which is very obvious in the show. But you know, it’s just going to be a fun show. I’m not here to torture anybody,” she explained.
On RHOBH we’ve seen a bit of Kyle in action behind the scenes, and it’s clear that she’s been very hands-on in creating the show.
“Now all of a sudden I’m behind the camera, and I really, really love it. I’m really particular, and I didn’t realize I was going to be so neurotic about every little thing. It was really important to me in doing American Woman that it was really authentic and that you really felt like you were in the ‘70s. I didn’t want to be flashing back to the ‘70s. I wanted you to really be in that moment,” she wrapped.
I cannot wait for American Woman to finally premiere. Kyle’s childhood sounds so entertaining; I still can’t believe she was a young girl in Studio 54 with Andy Warhol. I think Kathy and Kim thought that some of their secrets would be exposed, or even some of their mom’s!
After everything Kyle has been through in the public eye with Kathy and Kim, it wouldn’t surprise me if Kyle has changed some things she first planned on using for the show; removing anything that they wouldn’t want to be public.
I think through this show we will get a taste of what it was like to grow up in Beverly Hills, plus get to know more about Kyle’s mom!