It’s a fascinating way to show what happened, but as is often the case with such efforts, too cute for its own good, blurring the lines between scripted drama and reality. Make a film or make a documentary, but ultimately, make up your mind and choose a lane.
The feature-length film provides more details on how the scheme works and these wealthy parents fulfilled their hopes and dreams through their children. “Parents are applying to the college, and the child is the vehicle through which they apply to the college,” says college counselor Perry Callus.
Indeed, the most effective videos woven into the documentary are abusive or deflecting children when they receive college notifications – states feeling “broken” by a rejection – outlining both those facing pressure and youth entering Be denied those triangular moments. Extended to peers whose parents used Singer’s “side door” to buy their way.
A trial presenting expert, Akeel Bello, finally gets to the heart of the case – and perhaps that’s why the story got so much backlash – when asked, “Why did these parents choose to cheat when their children had Already had that much? “
This is a good question, as is one about “Operation Varsity Blues” that feels compelled to dramatize a documentary that did not require that ornamentation.
“Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admission Scandal” premiered on March 17 on Netflix.