The college admissions scandal united just about everyone in the country in abject hatred. Rich, privileged jerks gaming the system even further? I don't know who wouldn't be outraged. But how did such a crime take place, and how was it able to continue for so long?
To paint that picture, Netflix's new documentary Operation Varsity Blues uses a combination of all-star re-enactments and interviews with law enforcement. Matthew Modine plays the man at the center of it all: Rick Singer, who took bribes from some of the richest and most famous people in the U.S. in exchange for admission at top universities.
This is the latest buzzworthy doc from Chris Smith. He's already a legend for directing American Movie, but has lately become one of the most in-demand non-fiction filmmakers, helming Fyre and producing Tiger King in recent years.
Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal premieres exclusively on Netflix on March 17.