Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal will debut on March 17
March 17, 2021 is almost two years to the date that federal prosecutors charged at least 50 people connected to the infamous scheme led by Rick Singer.
In the trailer we meet Singer in multiple forms. Flashes of the real-life ringleader appear in snippets of news coverage, and in the documentary’s dramatized portions he’s portrayed by actor Matthew Modine.
As the documentary highlights, Singer’s schemes included everything from enabling students to cheat on their college admissions tests to building fake athletic profiles (complete with finely photoshopped images) or bribing school officials.
Those methods ultimately put his clients, Hollywood stars like “Full House” actor Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli, as well as Felicity Huffman of “Desperate Housewives” fame, behind bars. Dozens of parents were accused of paying anywhere from hundreds of thousands to many millions to get their children into elite colleges in the U.S.
Singer, in the trailer, aptly sums up his scheme: “We help the wealthiest families in the U.S. get their kids into school.” Another interviewee adds, “They had every advantage, and yet they still cheated.”
Will you be watching?
Susan Saunders 3/2/21