I have been lax in my recapping of Little Women: LA because really, nothing inspires me to recap as much as 90 Day Fiance. But I’m still watching Little Women: LA obviously. And you should be too. Recently, the cast has experienced the addition of Lila, a New York-based little person who seems to already have history with half the cast because the little person community is so small (forgive me) and they all know each other.
Lila SUCKS. And she sucks on purpose.
Lila is in Los Angeles for one month for reasons that are never discussed but appear to be for the sole purpose of bringing ridiculous and unnecessary drama into the lives of Terra, Tanya, Elena, Traci, Briana, and Christy. (Oh, and Todd, who is an honorary Little Woman because he is ALWAYS hanging out with the little women, doing little women things.) Lila used to hook-up with Joe, currently the baby daddy of Terra’s belly bump. Lila is also newly sober, which automatically gives her 50 extra points with me. Based upon her new sobriety alone, I welcomed Lila with enthusiastic open arms. (I will automatically like anyone in recovery, until someone like Lila ruins it.)
Lila does things like bring a gigantic vibrator on a camping trip and constantly pull it out of her bag. She makes awkward jokes about it, like how the lack of electricity on the camping trip will mean she’s in a bad mood. BECAUSE SHE CAN’T PLUG IN HER GIANT VIBRATOR. OKAY? SHE IS A SEXUAL BEING.
Lila also invited herself on said camping trip, and then complained that people were drinking around her. When Lila demands to crash your party, you better make it a dry party. You are responsible for Lila’s ease in sobriety.
Lila does things like trying to ingratiate herself to the Little Women: LA by going over and saying hello to the group of people sitting with her ex-boyfriend, and then passive-aggressively announcing, “Okay, well I’m going to leave because it’s pretty chilly over here.” IF YOU GET MY DRIFT ASSHOLES.
Lila proudly performs suburban reality show classics, like the sarcastic clap or using the phrase “beady-eyed bastard.” Who says that? A woman past her prime, that’s who. These are the acts of someone doomed to purchasing Betheny Frankel products and wondering where the hell all of her “girlfriends” went. ON WITH THEIR LIVES, LILA.
Lila’s behavior is clearly enhanced, if not completely staged for the show. But it also goes to show that there is a whole segment of the television viewing population that learns how to behave dramatically and excitingly from mid-level reality shows. Someone out there is on Team Lila, much to my horror. And I think that once the cameras are off and she’s back in her regular world, even Lila would say, “Jesus, I look like a psycho.”
In other Little Women: LA observations, I really appreciated Todd’s very sincere and classy apology to Terra. He took full responsibility without lots of, “But you did this to me” and was truly heartfelt. We ALL make mistakes. Props to Todd for taking the high road. I now like Todd.
I am on Team Terra, Tonya, and Elena. YOUR THOUGHTS PLEASE.
And until next time, may all your commercial breaks be brief!