A new documentary about William ‘Rick’ Singer, the mastermind behind the huge 2019 college admissions scandal, is set to land on Netflix this year, and the official trailer is here to whet our appetites.
Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal takes a close look at the ways that Singer persuaded his wealthy clients – including Full House star Lori Loughlin and Desparate Housewives‘ Felicity Huffman as well as other high-end people – to cheat the system and use a “side door entry” to get their kids into top American universities like Stanford, UCLA, Yale, and Georgetown.
Recreating tapped phone conversations between Singer and the people keen to get their kids in the best schools in the country, interviews, and raw court footage, the documentary plans to bring the workings of the guy behind the whole conspiracy operation to light.
Peep the trailer below, it looks sufficiently batshit.
The cinematic doco takes its name from the codename of the whole federal operation – Operation Varsity Blues – which has since had Singer plead guilty to numerous charges and faces up to 65 years in prison.
As the long-con unravelled and fell apart, Felicity Huffman pled guilty to her involvement and was made to serve a whopping 14 days in jail. Lori Loughlin also entered a guilty plea and served two months in prison in California before being released in December 2020. Her husband, Mossimo Giannulli is also currently serving time in California and is scheduled to be released in mid-April.
Operation Varsity Blues comes from Chris Smith and Jon Karmen – the minds behind the Fyre and Tiger King documentaries – and hits Netflix on March 17.
At least this has gotta be better than the bloody Lifetime movie that was pulled together in lightning speed.