Town Up in Arms Over Saucy New Reality Show Ad — Here’s What the Fuss Is About

Dec 14, 2016  •  Post A Comment

A racy promotional spot that was just released for a new reality show has a town up in arms. The New York Post’s Page Six reports that the town of Montauk on the South Shore of New York’s Long Island is seething about Bravo’s spots for the show “Summer House.”

The Post quotes Paul Monte, president of the Montauk Chamber of Commerce, saying: “We are very concerned that this show promotes a false picture of Montauk as a raucous party town, when in fact the complete opposite is true. … Montauk is a unique hamlet of pristine beaches and preserved parklands, and a vacation destination for families, nature lovers and mature adults.”

The new promo spot, which you can see below, features hot young adults partying in a share house, naked hot tub shots and plenty of sex talk — including provocative lines such as “Montauk is like your mom’s friend’s daughter who’s a little promiscuous — and by a little I mean a lot.”

But one of the town’s complaints is that the share house reportedly wasn’t even in Montauk. “In fact, the house was located in Amagansett,” Monte told The Post. “Furthermore, the producers were denied a permit to film on public lands anywhere in East Hampton Town, and that includes the hamlet of Montauk.”

Montauk has a history of unpleasantness involving the show, including efforts by local residents to shut down filming in the town, as we reported back in June. Another story that surfaced over the summer suggested that it was the locals’ own bad behavior that was behind their resistance to the reality show.

The show premieres on Bravo on Jan. 16. Here’s the new spot …

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