Jersey Shore & Austin? Say it Ain’t So.
You may have heard some buzz about this. From here:
Lost in Austin | Now Casting
Giddy up Texas, time to show the rest of the country what getting REAL is all about!
When they say Don’t mess with Texas, they’re talking about you. Wherever you go, you make a name for yourself. You’ve always had the personality, the looks, the charm, and the style to stand out.
One of the Executive Producers behind “Jersey Shore” in conjunction with Badaddy Productions is now casting Texans who are at least 21 years old who have moved to Austin (or want to) for the party of a lifetime! We’re rounding up the biggest and baddest personalities to live it up in the ultimate Austin pad for a brand new docu-series.
Do you rule the bar scene, rope in the hottest of the hot, drink anyone under the table? We want to hear from you!
Is everything really bigger in Texas? Prove it. Time to go big, because going home isn’t an option.
Let’s show the country how Texans do it. Are you ready to get Lost in Austin?
NOW CASTING guys and girls who are from TEXAS to live it up in the heart of Downtown Austin!
I have a few thoughts:
1. Oh Dear God.
2. Wait a minute. Why Austin? The whole idea of Jersey Shore is that Jersey is New York’s trashier cousin. The show just won’t work if you’re setting it in the best city around. If we’re looking a casting pool teeming with shallow, douchey Texans, might I suggest looking about 200 miles north of Austin, instead? Especially based on the descriptions. “Wherever you go, you make a name for yourself.”….”Do you rope in the hottest of the hot?”…”Is everything really bigger in Texas?”…hmm.
Now, if the phrasing were more along the lines of “Do you have the tiniest glasses around? Do you listen to bands that don’t even exist yet? Do you enjoy knitting and wearing vegan scarves?”, then Austin’s your town. They could call it…oh wait. Portlandia already exists. NEXT.
3. Backlash. Remember Real World Austin? The film crew tried to bully bars into turning down music/turning up lights to make the production quality better, and were basically told to f*ck off. Austin’s relationship with its celebrities is casual and aloof, not clingy and starry-eyed.
4. Eh, I’ve run out of enthusiasm & outrage for this topic. Film it, don’t film it. Whatever.