Posted on Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 by Angie Han
When Clint Eastwood agreed to appear on an upcoming reality show for E!, it served as a dramatic reminder that the format isn’t just for spoiled heiresses or boozed-up guidos anymore. In fact, MTV’s now looking to feature people like you — yes, you! — on a new “experimental documentary series” about geek culture titled Fandom Rising, “from the masterminds behind The Jersey Shore.” Uh oh.
I’m not necessarily opposed to the idea of a reality show about geeks in general, but I am wary of this particular project. The Jersey Shore nod doesn’t exactly suggest a sensitive or respectful treatment of its subjects, and it’s all too easy to envision this series making geeks the butt of the same tired jokes about how awkward and lonely and pathetic geeks are. If you’re more optimistic than I am, though — or if you’re OK with the risk of being made fun of on national television — read the full press release and get application info after the jump.
Hollywood, CA (December 20, 2011) – From the masterminds behind “The Jersey Shore” comes a new vision for the future of television.
Doron Ofir Casting and 495 Productions is proud to launch the search for the most passionately obsessed, proudly self-identified pop culture fanatics from the worlds of comics, graphic novels, sci-fi, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television.
“FANDOM RISING” will boldly go where no fanboy or fangirl has gone before! If you are a guy or girl who gets all the references in “The Big Bang Theory,” quotes the Original Trilogy, revels in spotting Cylons among us, joins the horde, wishes to attend Hogwarts, Starfleet Academy, or Xavier’s School for the Gifted, and reveres masters of science fiction and fantasy — this is the show for you!!!.
You are officially being summoned for an experimental documentary series that takes a deeper look at the lives and relationships of people who love fantasy, fiction, cosplay, comics, gaming and science.
“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… men and women were free to create their own universes, passionately collect their obsessions, and proudly celebrate their eccentricities without any persecution from their peers. Now it’s time for the nerds to once again have their revenge, and show just why it’s the geeks who shall inherit the Earth,” Doron Ofir, President.
“FANDOM RISING” is currently looking for those who value brains over brawn, substance over status quo, and march to the beat of their own cantina band. If your life is filled with the exquisite, the extraordinary and the exceptional, you are officially being summoned to join the Fandom Rising!
Head to Fandom Casting to apply.
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