Despite the vociferous outcries from black sorority members nationwide against tossing black Greek life onto the reality show heap, Mona Scott Young (who created the popular “Love and Hip Hop” reality franchise) helped produce the upcoming VH1 show, “Sorority Sisters,” which premieres on Monday, Dec. 15 at 9 p.m.
Show producers ignored the pleas of a 40,000-Black Greek petition to cancel the production of a reality show out of legitimate fears the show will mock, defame and scandalize Black Greeks’ proud tradition and esteemed history. The station provides a never-before intimate glimpse into the lives of “sorors” who matriculated through celebrated historically black colleges and universities in Atlanta and how their lives have unfolded since graduation.
According to VH1:
“Sorority Sisters” follows the lives of women from four different sororities. Since these “sorors” are pledges for life, they are expected to continue their community work long after graduation. From long-awaited reunions, to managing the men in their lives, for these line sisters, it’s homecoming all across the ATL. These ladies have a lot at stake— their aspirations, reputations, livelihoods, friendships, and families—and the legacies of their sororities.
Black Greeks are outraged that Scott Young and VH1 execs dismissed their misgivings over the premiere of this reality show, but many will undoubtedly tune in to see how the Divine 9 is portrayed. Will you be watching?
Take a look at the women who are starring in the VH1 reality show, “Sorority Sisters.”