College of Staten Island Associate Professor of Cinema Studies Racquel Gates was recently quoted in a Los Angeles Times feature profiling the fandom of the Real Housewives series on Bravo. The article, entitled, ‘The ladies themselves bought into it’: How ‘Housewives’ fans upended the franchise is written by LA Times reporter Yvonne Villareal and explores how social media and the fan following of Real Housewives has bouyed the series. Catch the full article on the Los Angeles Times Website.