Coming to Netflix “Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal”

Netflix has just released a trailer for an upcoming docudrama called, “Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal” which is based on the widely reported eponymous scandal that helped kids of the rich and famous get into colleges through what the scheme’s ringleader termed “side doors.”

In that scandal, many parents admitted to paying a corrupt admissions counselor to rig their kids’ SAT or ACT scores. Others helped bribe college coaches and pitched their teens as star athletes, even if they didn’t play the sport. 

Some high profile stars were involved including Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli, as well as Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman. Both Loughlin and her husband served jail time as did Huffman.

The film dramatizes real conversations recreated from FBI wiretaps and promises to be as salacious as the scam itself.

About Helene Wingens

Helene Wingens has always been passionate about painting pictures with words. She graduated from Brandeis University with a degree in psychology and three years later from Boston University School of Law with a Juris Doctor. In a year long clerkship for an appellate judge Helene honed her writing skills by drafting weekly appellate memoranda. She practiced law until she practically perfected it and after taking a brief twenty year hiatus to raise her three children she began writing a personal blog Her essays have been published in: Scary Mommy, Kveller, The Forward, and Grown and Flown where she is Managing Editor. You can visit Helene's website here

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