The real question on everyone's mind after we all watched that raunchy, soft porn Real Housewives of Orange County bachelorette party that Gretchen Rossi hosted for Tamra Barney in Mexico (with our mouths gaping open) is this: Is Lydia McLaughlin a party pooper or was it a good thing she avoided those naughty strippers?! While part of me still thinks she is a bit of a goody two shoes -- bending over backwards to maintain her image as a woman who deplores her own mother's weed-smoking addiction and pledging her undying love to her faith and family -- it feels hard not to side with her in this particular situation.
Lydia is making her feelings of disgust about the wild bachelorette party known and seems to be distancing herself from all the high-jinx and free-flowing penis action that took place during the party. And while I am never one to rebuff a bachelorette invite, I think Lydia made the right call in this instance.
At times, Lydia can come off as a bit self righteous; however, in this particular instance, had I been at Tamra's bachelorette party, I would've been spritzing antiseptic spray in every direction and/or crouching in a fetal position in the corner while slowly rocking back and forth. Here's why:
Before the male strippers came on the scene, Vicki Gunvalson handed Tamra a rather LARGE dildo (yes, you heard me) and told her she needed to take it and shove it up Eddie's rear. I'm pretty sure that display alone was enough to send Lydia RUNNING for her bedroom and slamming the door shut in horror.
And while I'm all for having a stripper or two to spice up an otherwise staid and boring party, the strippers at Tamra's bachelorette party took it to a whole other level. These men didn't just strip down to G-strings and gyrate. They literally took out their man parts and were massaging them all over Gretchen, Vicki, and Tamra -- while a very frightened Heather Dubrow looked on but dared NOT to partake in the action.
Of course, there was also plenty of booze to enjoy and Tamra, Gretchen, and Vicki seemed to be extremely inebriated, as they all took turns trying to pee on a pregnancy test stick (having all believed being in such close proximity with so many penises was a surefire way to get knocked up).
Even for Housewives, this whole scene was way over the top!
Do you think Lydia's embarrassment is completely justified?
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