Apr 8, 2010

"Jersey Shore" Spinoff: The Persian Version

Okay, I actually laughed when I read this. I thought it was pretty funny when the Brighton Beach spinoff was announced, thereby validating the Russian Brooklyn stereotype forever. Now, someone was genius enough to spinoff from that spinoff and is going to film 'The Persian Version' - Brilliant!

They were smart too- there is no shortage of under thirty partying Persians in LA so it makes for easy casting. I am actually looking forward to seeing both shows, although the idea of taking a stereotype and making it okay to point out the differences, ironies and hang ups of each culture will definitely create backlash somehow. The real issue becomes, when will they have pushed it too far? Anyone think the Israeli version isn't too far off???

Another "Jersey Shore" Spinoff: The Persian Version
By Mariel Smith
updated 6:18 p.m. ET, Thurs., April 8, 2010
Guidos, Russkies, and Asians will have to make room for yet another ethnic group on the reality TV party scene -- the Persians.

In what is starting to sound like a United Nations of club-hopping, guilty pleasure television, the company that brought you the original MTV hit-reality show "Jersey Shore," is creating a spinoff called "The Persian Version," according to Gawker.

Doron Ofir Casting and 495 Productions are seeking "outrageous, outspoken and proud" partying Persian-Americans in Los Angeles who are at least 21 years old and look no older than 30. (Good thing they're looking in LA.)

For those keeping tabs, this is the third spinoff series announced so far.

"Brighton Beach" is scouting the country for attention-loving Russian-Americans ages 21 to 30, who will get their techno music, vodka-fueled party-on in Brooklyn.

Also, singer-actor Tyrese Gibson is producing an Asian-American reality show set in the Los Angeles/Koreatown area. A post on Craigslist said they are "looking for beautiful Asian-Americans with lively, strong, and unique personalities between the ages of 18 to 30 with equally interesting life stories and perspectives to share..."

Even the original "Jersey Shore" is looking for more Italian-Americans to join Snooki, The Situation, and the rest of the gang for the show's second season in Miami.

URL: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36270289/

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