Your first thought should be “You’ve got to be kidding me!” when reading this absurd headline.
Yet, that’s exactly what they did.
The Lifetime channel left out both Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman in the college admissions scandal movie.
Former “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her clothing designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are facing serious prison time after they bribed the University of Southern California to admit both of their daughters into the prestigious institution.
They’re facing forty years in prison on money laundering and mail fraud charges after they “gave” $500,000 to USC to the Crew team so they would admit their daughters, Isabella and Olivia Jade, even though they had nothing to do with the team.
Suddenly they’re shocked after a nationwide FBI probe exposed fifty different people across the nation that defrauded the college system.
Actress Felicity Huffman, known for “Desperate Housewives,” is now convicted for paying an SAT proctor $15,000 to alter her daughter’s score. Huffman only received a 14-day prison sentence, which she plans to serve next week. Along with that she received 250 hours of community service and a $30,000 fine.
Both Huffman and Loughlin are the two highest profile people in this FBI probe, which means they got a ton of publicity. Way more than any of the other 48 people even though Loughlin’s husband is a famous clothing designer.
And the Lifetime channel decided to leave both of them out of its college admissions scandal movie.
Lifetime is known for its pandering overly-dramatic made-for-TV real life nonsense but was this too far?
Speaking to Los Angeles magazine, director Adam Salky explained that the film purposely avoided depicting any of the real-life families involved with the scam.
Why? That’s not real life then, right?
Salky said, “The film is not about any of the real families. We looked at all the families involved and we kind of said to ourselves, ‘What kind of people were part of this? There were people connected to Rick, people who want the kids to go to those kinds of schools, people who had a certain socioeconomic level,’ and we really actually tried to avoid any similarities to anyone specific with regards to the families. But Rick Singer is a real character in our film.”
The Lifetime movie is literally entitled, “The College Admissions Scandal,” which essentially follows a bunch of fictional characters including the protagonist as an interior designer and the fallout that happened.
You can’t be serious, right?
Why wouldn’t you take it to the mattresses as its infamously said in “The Godfather” series?
It may be because Loughlin was a Lifetime movie regular just a few short years ago. The actress has done many movies with the network because she really can’t get jobs anywhere else unless she reprises her role of Aunt Becky in “Fuller House.”
It’s just a disingenuous gesture on the part the filmmakers to pretend like the actual culprits don’t exist in this “fictional” narrative.
What a bunch of hogwash.