Montauk, New York, is featured prominently in the hit Showtime series, The Affair. That’s one scripted TV show that residents in the Hamptons don’t mind being filmed around their parts. However, the new Bravo TV show called Summer House isn’t winning as many fans as it is filmed around the area.
According to Page Six, Summer House has caused controversy before one episode has hit the air on Bravo. The club AM Southampton was one location where Summer House recently shot certain scenes, causing one married guy to make his displeasure known that cameras were in the building, filming the Summer House cast. Since the man had spent $10,000 on drinks and had plenty of ladies surrounding him, it was a scene that the married man didn’t necessarily want to make public.
As a result, the club’s owner ordered the Summer House producers to get the footage they needed in a couple of hours and be done with the club.
Perhaps the married guy already knew the type of trouble that could come from publicizing the partying lifestyle on a show like Summer House. According to CNBC, another wild party got Brett Barna fired from his job as a portfolio manager at Moore Capital Management.
The party took place during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. With the hashtag #sprayathon containing more than 700 posts on Instagram showing some of the party fun — as can be seen below — Barna’s bosses at Moore Capital Management apparently didn’t find Brett’s party in keeping with their corporate style.
The Summer House party thrown by Barna took place in a $20 million mansion that Brett rented for $27,000 via Airbnb.
The #sprayathon party hosted by Barna has the home’s unnamed owner threatening to sue Brett for $1 million due to damages to the home. Apparently Barna claimed the party would only contain 50 people and would be related to animal rescue. However, the images coming from social media prove that the Summer House party featured champagne showers and lots of revelry and debauchery.
With all the social media exposure, some residents of the Hamptons are fearing the Summer House Bravo show will be similar to Jersey Shore and somehow cheapen the look of the East End.
The Summer House cast is expected to include folks like Everett Weston, Kyle Cooke, twins Ashley and Lauren Wirkus — along with publicist Lindsay Hubbard, and others, some of whom could be seen at the #sprayathon party.
Expect to see Stassi Schroeder of Vanderpump Rules on Summer House as well. The Summer House cast needed Vanderpump Rules stars to not only help increase their future ratings, but also to help the Summer House cast learn how to act.
Although Summer House cast members such as Stephen McGee, Cristina Gibson, and Jaclyn Shuman have reportedly joined the “reality” TV show, as most folks know when watching supposed “unscripted” shows like Summer House, the situations and dialogue seen on camera many times have been created by the show’s producers and writers.
A recent Summer House scene at the 75 Main eatery came along with 10 of the show’s producers and four cameras, prompting some patrons to leave.
As seen in the top photo above, partygoers enjoy the “NYMag + San Pellegrino Beach Party” in Montauk, New York, on June 25.
The Hamptons are known for hosting plenty of fabulous events, especially in the summer. Models Jonelle Alert and Marisa Bryant can be seen in the following photo from May 29, in Montauk, New York. With so much “fabulousness” going on in the area — as well as so much controversy surrounding Summer House — Bravo might have another hit reality TV show on their hands.
[Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for NYMag]