My editor read about “Double Divas” (Lifetime, Tuesdays, 10 p.m.) and asked me: How is this a show?”
Dear editor: It is a show because it has all the ingredients of a fine reality series: voluptuous mammary tissue, outspoken females, intergenerational tension and down-home theology.
“Double Divas,” eyeballed by a million viewers each week, is set in LiviRae Lingerie in Kennesaw, Ga. Buxom co-owner Molly seeks to showcase local breasts in properly sized brassieres.
Her mission can lead to family strife. At a yogurt shop, Molly tells a random woman: “You need to go up a cup.” “Mom, why don’t you just relax?” gripes 13-year-old daughter Olivia. “Did Jesus take a break when he was feeding those people out on the hill?” answers Molly. No, he did not. Also: a hill?
That’s not the only linkage between religion and undergarments. In one scene, a virgin, dumped by her fiance, shops for sexy lingerie as an ego-booster. Shown a see-through thong, the virgin wisely declares, “Jesus is watching and I don’t think he’d like me in that.”
So dear editor, it’s safe to say that “Double Divas” is an uplifting show.