College admissions scandal doc coming to Netflix next month

The college admissions scandal that appalled the world a couple of years ago will be the subject of a new Netflix documentary.

As a reminder, the college admissions scandal of 2019 involved sixty or so parents allegedly bribing prestigious universities to get their children accepted into them.

A number of high profile names were involved in the case.

They included ‘Desperate Housewives’ actress Felicity Huffman and ‘Full House’ star Lori Loughlin.

The latter was recently released from jail after serving two months in prison.

Chris Smith, the director of ‘Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened’, and Jon Karmen, an associate producer and editor on ‘Fyre’, will release ‘Operation Varsity Blues’, covering the topic of the college admissions scandal, on Netflix next month.

‘Full Metal Jacket’ star Matthew Modine will play Singer in the doc, who pleaded guilty to charges of racketeering, money laundering, fraud, and obstruction after accepting millions of dollars in bribes.

A press release from Netflix describes the film as: “an examination that goes beyond the celebrity-driven headlines and dives into the methods used by Rick Singer, the man at the center of the shocking 2019 college admissions scandal, to persuade his wealthy clients to cheat an educational system already designed to benefit the privileged.”

It continues: “Using an innovative combination of interviews and narrative recreations of the FBI’s wiretapped conversations between Singer and his clients, ‘Operation Varsity Blues’ offers a rare glimpse into the enigmatic figure behind a scheme that exposed the lengths wealthy families would go to for admission into elite colleges, and angered a nation already grappling with the effects of widespread inequality.”

You can watch a teaser for the documentary below:

Everything you’ve heard is true. But you haven’t heard everything. Using real conversations recreated from FBI wiretaps the filmmaker behind Fyre brings you Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal pic.twitter.com/kwsqTCSkqq

— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) February 22, 2021

‘Operation Varsity Blues’ arrives on Netflix on March 17th.

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