Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Mark and producer of the upcoming Bravo reality TV spectacle that everyone loves to hate, Silicon Valley, defended her show telling Forbes's Jeff Bercovici by saying it would capture the "real authentic Silicon Valley." Or more specifically, that was her job on the show, since as a producer, she will not appear on camera: "I really helped make sure that Bravo could capture the real authentic Silicon Valley." That's a funny formulation because the start-up world of Silicon Valley is cringing at the thought of being portrayed on Bravo, a network that's never been associated with the word authenticity. As Bravo president Frances Burwick once explained their creative strategy to The New York Times's David Streitfeld, "In the editing process, we try to get rid of everything that is going to be a snooze."
It sounds like Zuckerberg had a really hard job, then. And she admits to Bercovici that she was not pushing for long scenes of people who have been coding at keyboards for eight hours straight. Rather, she wanted to show the "interpersonal dynamics ... the real drama and real challenges of creating start-ups." In other words: More parties, less work, a representation realized in the recently released trailer.