Solange & Beyoncé Need To Watch 'Real Housewives'

by Mary Grace Garis
Interview Magazine

There are few finer sister acts in the industry than that of Beyoncé and Solange, and the only upsetting thing is that the two definitely don't join forces enough. However, we're now getting a better look into their lives with a recent Solange interview conducted by Beyoncé. Yes, you read that right. For Interview Magazine, this Knowles-on-Knowles Q & A covers everything from Solange's newest release A Seat At The Table, the many misconceptions of being a strong woman in the arts, and... Solange's love for Real Housewives?

Yes, in the lightening fire section of Solange's interview, Beyoncé asked what made her sister laugh the hardest, she revealed, "The Real Housewives of Atlanta, hands-down." "Really?! I didn't know that," Beyonce said. And it isn't a fair weather declaration. "I watch it religiously, and I am in stitches the whole time," Solange said. Well, it sounds to me like the two need to clock in some family time, because it feels like the perfect guilty marathon watch for the two to bond over.

And it isn't just because of all the well-coiffed hair, huge scandals, fierce, feisty women, and occasional divorce parties. I mean, granted, those are big selling points, but also not necessarily foreign concepts to the sisters. But if Beyoncé felt at all unconvinced about Real Housewives (I mean, it is the kind of show us peasants watch with a $8 bottle of chardonnay), Solange was able to defend her love for show beyond the laughs, citing a few important things that should hit closer to home for her and Beyoncé... literally.

While the two were talking about what was gained from their upbringing in Houston, Solange waxed poetically about the cultural richness of their hometown. She pinpointed Houston — and the South as a whole — as a place where woman was allowed to be multifaceted, expressive, and different in spite of sharing a desire to be the best version of oneself. And it's within The Real Housewives of Atlanta that she's able to make those connections.

I was just having a conversation with someone about The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and I was saying how I love that show and think it's so brilliant because it's the woman that was represented in my childhood in Houston. It makes me feel so at home.

So there you have it: The Real Housewives of Atlanta isn't just good for the entertainment value; it's a beautiful reminder of the Knowles sisters' childhood. It's a feminist tome for the two to celebrate Sundays at 8 p.m... or, let's be real, they'll probably marathon watch on Hulu when Beyoncé can find the time to cram in the few seasons. But, luckily, Queen Bey has definitely caught an episode or two, declaring her Destiny's Child bandmates "Gone With The Wind Fabulous" following the 2013 Super Bowl Half-Time Show.

So if the two women can clear out their schedule, I suspect it'll become a beautiful family tradition for the two super stars to enjoy together.