TV & Showbiz

Casting Call Seeks Teens Who ‘Party Like a Rock Star’

A casting call for underage teens who ‘party like a rock star’ has people speculating about plans for a possible new reality show.

Well this doesn’t sound good.

A casting notice from a television producer is calling for teens as young as 13 years old who “party like a rock star” and like to make their rules, according to The Greenfield Reporter.

Even more disturbing, according to the article, is that the casting notice had a flyer attached that includes this:

“(expletive) parents. They’re old and don’t know (expletive). It’s 4:20 and time for your friend Molly to tell your story.”

Molly, in case, like me, you were not familiar with the reference, likely because we’re “old and don’t know (expletive),” is another name for the drug 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, often abbreviated MDMA.

You probably have heard of it by its other nickname: Ecstasy.

Wow.

So let me get this straight: this casting call is reaching out directly to underage teens — who I’m pretty sure couldn’t be part of such a broadcast without parental approval — with the attitude that those parents suck.

I don’t see this going particularly well.

As the article points out, it is possible that the series, which the casting call refers to as My Teen Life, could actually be a cover for a different series like My Dysfunctional Family, which CMT plans to premiere in early July. That program will feature a “commando family fixer” who’ll step in and heal damaged relationships where the family members themselves have failed.

Or, it could be its own intervention-themed program with the best of intentions when it comes to getting teens and parents talking again.

That possibility always exists.

Still, if I were a parent with an underage child who “partied like a rock star” and who then found out the child had reached out to TV producers after seeing a casting call flyer like the one I mentioned above, I can’t imagine I’d agree to be part of it. And I certainly can’t imagine giving permission to producers to include my child.

Would you?

1 Comment

  1. No.
    Every new “reality show” tries to be edgier and more controversial than the last, to get good ratings. Involving children in any of these productions gives me the creeps. Call me jaded, but I question the good intentions of any of these producers. I think it is more likely that they’re just trying to develop another Dr. Phil Jersey Shore Whisperer show, and I’d be morbidly ashamed to have a child of mine associated with anything of the sort.

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