LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Students from the University of Southern California — uncensored and outrageous!
A new web-based reality show, produced by actor James Franco, portrays the campus as a non-stop, wild and crazy party zone.
Franco just released a preview of his new show, “Undergrads,” which highlights the seemingly shallow life at the Southern California campus. The clip features a student whose “bucket list” includes holding a Twister contest on the quad and two fraternity brothers who neglect to invite girls to a party because they’re too fat.
Franco said he wanted to present an honest look at college life. Some students admit that the video is accurate while others strongly disagree.
“It’s a great example of the party side of USC,” a male student said. When asked if USC is a party school, a female tudent said, “Oh yeah. Yes it is.”
Some students fear the series portrays USC in a bad light. “There’s a lot more at USC than partying going on,” a student argued.
Franco produced the show in 2010, along with his manager Miles Levy.
“What we wanted to have happen was to try to do a show about what really happens in college and you know not Melrose Place and not 90210,” Levy said.
Whether or not students believe “Undergrads” is an accurate reflection of USC, one thing is for sure. The campus is curious.
If you want to watch the show, it premieres at 8 p.m. Thursday on JamesFrancoTV.com.