BH Producers

BH Producer Dave Rupel shares the difficulties behind shooting Kyle Richard's White Party.

Dec 19, 2011

Hello, readers! I hope you enjoyed this week's episode.

This was a particularly hard one for me, as I felt everyone was in a very difficult position.

It is impossible to shoot a reality show in which the people do not interact, and the tension created by Russell's email to Camille put pressure on the group that was going to make it hard for everyone to be at the party together. And while this isn't mentioned much in the episode, Taylor had lost her phone in Las Vegas, which is why Kyle and Lisa were unable to get a hold of her. It was a difficult moment for everyone involved.

But like I've been saying all season long. We captured the reality of the situation. One friend threatening to sue another friend. It wasn't pretty, but it was very real. And with a trip to Hawaii for the entire cast looming in four days, hard decisions had to be made.