WATCH: Netflix releases 1st trailer for documentary on college admissions scandal

March 2, 2021
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Netflix has released a first look at the upcoming documentary “Operation Varsity Blues,” based on the highly-publicized college admission scandal involving some of Hollywood’s elite.

The streaming giant released a full-length trailer showing real news footage, interviews, and FBI wiretapped conversations between the mastermind behind the entire operation, Rick Singer, and his wealthy clients, Today reported.

From 2011 through 2019, Singer helped the children of wealthy clients gain admission to the country’s top universities, including University of Southern California, University of Texas, and Wake Forest.

Notable celebrities involved in the scandal include “Full House” star Lori Loughlin and “Desperate Housewives” actress Felicity Huffman.

Both actresses received prison sentences at FCI Dublin, a prison located outside of San Francisco.

Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, admitted to paying $500,000 to help their two daughters gain admission to the University of Southern California.

Loughlin served two months, while Huffman spent 11 days in the facility. Giannulli is currently serving his five-month sentence at a federal prison in Lompoc, California.

The documentary is from director Chris Smith and writer Jon Karmen, who helped create the Netflix 2019 documentary “Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened.”

During some of the documentary's dramatized recreations, Singer is played by “Stranger Things” and “The Dark Knight Rises” actor Matthew Modine.

“Operation Varsity Blues” premieres on March 17 on Netflix.

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