A strapping son known as Jason attained Katra Lounge on Sunday, April 19, displaying a freshly ironed button-down shirt and a purposeful, doe-eyed phrase.
He surveyed the bar that is sparsely populated search regarding the older girl of their desires. “Well,” he said, “it’s a chance. There are extremely gorgeous ladies in here.”
He glanced to their right at Shahla Husein, 40, and Henshi Gorodetsky, 46, who have been sitting in a little, candle lit alcove, straight across through the bar. These were both using small tube dresses, is catalog choice legit bracelets and bangles, and had been searching earnestly during the verile lad that is young.
Jason, 26, was indeed invited down that evening because of the manufacturers of a real possibility television show now under development, en en titled Cougars: NYC—not become mistaken for The Cougar, the TV that is new community dating show, hosted by Vivica A. Fox; or Cougar Town, the upcoming ABC sitcom featuring Courteney Cox. (from the time 40-something actress Demi Moore first swooned for 20-something actor Ashton Kutcher, this indicates, the tired story that is older-woman-meets-younger-man through the Graduate has somehow kept scriptwriters busier than in the past!)
“It’s funny,” Jason told the constant Transom, smirking. They discovered me.” (works out, he received the invite through their MySpace account.“Because We don’t discover how) “I suggest, I’m into dating older ladies, but We nevertheless don’t understand how they knew to get hold of me personally. Nonetheless it worked, i assume … I’m here.”
Ms. Gorodetsky, certainly one of five flirty 40-somethings showcased in the forthcoming Cougars show, cut straight to the cat-and-mouse chase: “Why can it be OKAY for a man that is 60-year-old be striking on me personally not one other means around?” pondered the sexy and advanced divorced mom of two. ( perhaps Not unlike Stacey Anderson, star for the Cougar, Ms. Gorodetsky works in property, as a brokerage for the prominent firm Prudential Douglas Elliman.) “These will be the types of concerns i believe the show can respond to. I do believe it shall assist. Our show just isn’t just like the TV Land one that’s away right now. That’s extremely bad, very cheesy. Ours just isn’t like this. It is maybe maybe not just a show that is dating. It’s a real possibility show.”
“Let’s make a term that is new cougar, let’s allow it to be at this time!” interjected her Cougars colleague, Ms. Husein. “I’m really embarrassed by the word.”
Ms. Gorodetsky agreed. “It’s actually denigrating, as well as being fully a cougar suggests that we’re from the prowl. We’re perhaps not! Guys show up to us!”
“Right. We turn a complete large amount of dudes down!” included Ms. Husein. “I’d instead be described as A persian cat,” she purred.
“Well, she’s Persian,” Ms. Gorodetsky revealed. “I’d be a Panther.”
Younger Jason, meanwhile, had been nonplussed by the expression “cub.”
“I don’t require a label, it is all simply normal if you ask me,” he shrugged.
Rapper 50 Cent‘s sexy 2005 smash “Candy Shop” blared in the backdrop.
“I feel just like most people that can come right right here are extremely developed,” Ms. Gorodetsky stated. “I suggest understand this man!” she stated, motioning toward Jason, whom smiled. “Plus, it is not exactly about dating more youthful dudes regarding the show, it is more about the fact we could. Therefore, we’re exploring that situation at these kinds of events.”
Just how do they feel once the relevant concern of age pops up?
“Whenever somebody asks me personally just exactly exactly how old i will be, we question them just exactly how money that is much make,” Ms. Husein stated by having a Cheshire grin.
Another Cougars starlet, Hayne Suthon, 52, huddled with a boyish Justin Timberlake look-alike wearing an open shirt—no chest hair—and black beanie in a nearby alcove.
“The reason i really do all this work publicity is basically because I’m into the restaurant company,” noted Ms. Suthon, owner of happy Cheng’s. “Whatever is good promotion for me personally is great publicity for my restaurants.”
Nevertheless, Ms. Suthon is not thrilled with all the C-word, either. “The term ‘cougar’ suggests a dual standard,” she said, “and ‘cub’? We crack up about that. It is demeaning towards the guy. Why can’t the guy be worth his own salt?
“But,” she added, “I’m a publicity whore; if you would like phone me personally a cougar, do it!”