Demtria Lucas Shines Bright In Bravo’s Premiere Of “Blood, Sweat And Heels”
A few months ago, we shared details of a new reality series on Bravo called “Blood, Sweat And Heels (BSH),” which finally made it’s network debut last night. In case you need a refresher, the series revolves around women in the Concrete Jungle who pound the pavement to turn their side hustles and passions into careers. Taking place in New York City, the series features black women in the media, fashion, and real estate industries.
Melyssa Ford, Demetria Lucas, Geneva S. Thomas, Brie Bythwood, Mica Hughes and Daisy Lewellyn are the women who invite us into their brands and their lives — for good and for bad. Over the course of the premiere, we were stunned and pained to hear Daisy and Brie agree women cannot be world leaders because of PMS. After hearing their comments, Lucas decided both ladies offered a “piss-poor display of womanhood,” and then argued as such on her blog, A Belle In Brooklyn. Daisy, of course, rallied the troops and decided they all need to confront Demetria, while making an off-hand comment about all bloggers being unattractive. And though we have yet to see the aftermath of the confrontation, two things are certain about BSH so far: it is far better executed than Vh1’s “The Gossip Game” and Demetria Lucas stands out from the rest of her cast members.
BSH is not only intriguing but seamlessly identifies with their audience, regardless of their archtype, whereas “The Gossip Game” was only relatable if you followed the hip-hop entertainment scene in New York. Although some of the women from BSH may be a part of the same industy and culture, BravoTV ensures the cast a more mainstream television identity. Also, from what we have seen thus far the cast stirs the drama but leaves the cattiness at the door, which is refreshing since viewers are used to the emotional — and physical — trauma reality television usually provides. Demetria Lucas, who has been dubbed the Black Carrie Bradshaw, has become a household name overnight. Ensuring her site A Belle In Brooklyn logo was seen throughout BSH’s premiere, Lucas is strategically using the Bravo TV’s platform to elevate he journalism and life coach career paths. Let’s hope the other ladies do the same.
Below is a clip from the ‘Blood, Sweat And Heels’ premiere. Did you tune in last night?