Vanderpump, reality TV icon, questions the idea of a union amid the SAG-AFTRA strike for fair wages, residuals, and AI protection.

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By Dipak Jaiswal             20 Aug 2023

She highlights how reality shows' cost-effectiveness distinguishes them from scripted productions.

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Vanderpump acknowledges her contentment with pay and evolution from reality star to producer.

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Skepticism about unionizing reality stars arises due to potential business changes.

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Bethenny Frankel, former reality star, advocates for full union protection, aiming to benefit the next generation.

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SAG-AFTRA supports Frankel's call, engaging with her and a law firm to address reality performers' treatment.

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The union's ongoing strike aims for fair terms with streaming companies and studios, mirroring the WGA's writers' strike.

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As discussions unfold, the future of reality TV's labor rights remains a topic of intrigue.

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