Where Will Amy Sacco's Reality TV Club Be?

by Stanely Stuyvesant · August 7, 2009

    Amy SaccoSex, drugs, and a little bit of rock and roll always have the making for good reality TV.  And as one would guess, club dominatrix Amy Sacco is apparently working on a Bravo series that will chronicle among other things the opening of a new yet to be named club in New York.  This apparent club's location is also yet to be named.  So where will it be?  Will it saddle up to the new emerging corner of 17th and 10th that is home to Avenue and 1 Oak?  We will be keeping our ear to the ground for this one.

    It appears one can expect a scripted show, since the previous shoot was filled out with cast members from an unrelated webisodes series.  The irony of manufactured reality and cameras enshrouding Sacco is of course thick enough to cut with a knife...Bungalow's star draw was largely propelled by their draconian "no camera" policy, one that was rigorously enforced by the staff and Sacco herself.  Sacco has been known to tear cameras from the hands of offenders.  In short, it allowed patrons to have have unbridled fun, without the consequences and the normal trappings of success for those who provide ample tabloid fodder.  That and bathrooms the size of a Manhattan storage closet.

    So why did it take Sacco so long to go towards television?  One would have thought she would have capitalized on her ascent, not on her descent.  Being the omniscient businesswoman, she would most definitely know the ephemeral nature of nightlife, and that her shelf life has been halving like radioactive decay.  After all, she has been in the game for close to a decade at this point.  Just this past year, Hamilton Nolan of Gawker noted:

    "Today, she's worth chronicling mostly as the living embodiment of the transience of nightlife fame."

    Granted, that is standard Gawker treatment and their New York Nightlife beat isn't exactly an authority, but the facts seem to support this story.  Bartenders at Bungalow are not being paid (not to mention the party has been over for years), her restaurant Bette closed shortly after opening, the London Bungalow has fallen flat, and her project in the Financial District isn't exactly cutting the mustard.

    So there you have it, all of her attempts to capitalize on her upswing haven't materialized.  It could very well be the case that she has been rebuffing eager TV producers for years, and now she is backed up against a wall and needs to try something, anything (even if it means diluting her brand).