A:"Hell, I don't know. That day was the same night as I got in the fight, so..."
Q: Is anyone going to make a living off this show? Are they paying good wages?
A:"Well, let's see. I'm gonna be on two episodes it looks like, but I got paid for eight-and-a-half. So, I got paid $8,500 for the first season.
"OK, let's talk about 'Jersey Shore.' They got paid $1,000 an episode on the first season. The second season was $25,000 an episode. So, it just all depends on if we have a second season or not."
Q: Do you think there's going to be a second season?
A:"I don't know yet."
Q: Do you like the show?
A:"I don't not like it. I wish there was more me in it."
Q: Were you pretty upset when you got kicked off the show?
A:"I didn't know until it came out. Had no idea. They didn't let us know what was going on. I was still filming two-and-a-half months ago. I was still doing pick-up lines here and there they needed to fill in places. They didn't tell us anything.
"I actually watched the pilot for the show six months ago that looked way better than the show looks now. But then they also took me off the show.
"I don't know how many of you all actually watch the show, but I have a thing with Salwa on the show where we got together and we hooked up. But then they cut all that out because obviously I'm not a cast member no more. So for somebody random to be with one of the cast members, it didn't even mean anything for the show."
Q: There's a lot of talk about how the show depicts West Virginia, and a lot of people are concerned about that. How would you respond?
A:"Like I said, I just think that there's a lot more stuff going on in Charleston that's bad than that TV show. They didn't scratch the surface.
"I think that they did really well keeping it PG-13. I remember one time that we were at a cabin in Summersville filming, and they caught two of the cast members smoking synthetic weed out in the woods and told 'em next time they'd do it that they'd be kicked off the show and never be allowed on MTV again.
"So, it's not as bad as people thought it was going to be. I think a lot of people are let down by that because the worse it is, the more people want to talk, the more publicity it gets. And then it just kind of got 'kidded' down a little bit."
The audience is invited to ask questions.
Q: Is there a hope you had for the series, a place you'd like it to have gone that it didn't go?
A:"Well, yeah! I'd wish I'd have been more in it!" (Laughs.)
"I did three-and-a-half years of filming. I did get paid for the two years I did filming before MTV picked it up, but it was only like $100 a day. They'd pay us a $100 to come out and film wherever they wanted us to film.
"And they would use us for that $100. The first time I ever filmed for $100 it was a 21-hour session, and, you know, they just want to get as much stuff, so then they can put it all together and figure out what they want to do.
"I just hope there is a second season. Adam Paul is my producer, and I'd already had a conversation with him when I seen how the show was going to go. I was, like, 'Buddy, I did a lot of work for you...' But I talked to him, and he said if there is a second season, I would become a cast member again and I would get a second shot at it. So I'm gonna see how it goes."
Q: My kids are the ones that sort of turned me around: 'You know what, mom? This is about fun, right?' And I'm like, 'If 'Buckwild is branding West Virginia in the hearts and minds of people as a fun place to visit for people, maybe that's not such a bad thing.' But, so, c'mon, Jesse, let's be real. What do you think this show is telling America about West Virginia?
A:"A lot of TV shows show that there's a lot of fun things you can do- -- you know, go out, have a good time. All that stuff has to have money. I feel like we show that you can still do all these fun things in a different way. There's a different way of life in the country."
Q: I'm a West Virginia girl. I didn't jump off barges. I have had my 'Buckwild' experiences, but I didn't have access to -- you are playing with million-dollar toys.
A (as the show begins to screen):"If I didn't live in this town, I would see this and say, 'I want to hang out with these ---" Boardman uses a word that's definitely not PG-13, but starts with "mother." Then, he repeats it for a nearby camera.
As the drunken fight scene approaches, Boardman comments to the room: "I want a sober rematch on national television! I'm just hoping they show a glimpse of how drunk I really was."
The "Buckwild" viewing parties take place right after Third Eye Cabaret, which runs 7 to 10 p.m. Thursdays at The Cellar, 8 Capitol St. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/thirdeyecabaret.
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