While the show fits into the cable network’s emphasis on lifestyle, which includes relationships, fashion, food and art, Gallery Girls certainly focuses in on a different age bracket for the channel. Bravo has gone younger before – we haven’t forgotten NYC Prep – but moving into the 20s is still a new world for the Real Housewives network.
“I feel like most of Bravo’s programming is about older women in their 30s and 40s and what they’re dealing with and men and dealing with those issues,” Claudia Martinez, one of the series’ stars, tells Celebuzz.
What’s Gallery Girls about?
The show follows seven young women who live in Brooklyn and Manhattan as they try to find a place for themselves in the competitive and insular world of the New York City art scene.
“[This show is] revealing things about a lifestyle and kind of living that I think a lot of people don’t know about,” Martinez says, “which is what it’s like to be in New York and be in your 20s – not just the glamour but the struggles too.”
At the same time, it doesn’t seem as if one needs to have lived in New York City during their indestructible 20s to relate to these women. Behind the stylish clothes, the “good” hair, and the catty stares, the women are dealing with some of the same things we all did during that age: Insecurity, surrounding ourselves with the wrong people, stiff competition and living beyond our means as we try to make something of ourselves.
“All the girls on the show, we really have goals that we set for ourselves,” castmember Maggie Schaffer tells us. “And we try everything we can to reach those goals. We’re not just hanging around all day having lunch and drinking cocktails.”
Watch Celebuzz’s exclusive first look at the new extended trailer for Gallery Girls below and tell us if you’ll be tuning in.
Gallery Girls premieres Monday, August 13 at 10 PM on Bravo.