Speaking of Jersey Shore, with rumored rip-offs of the MTV hit in the works (reality shows revolving around the lifestyles of Asian-Americans and Russian-Americans), I’m experiencing a strange sense of loyalty to 495 Productions, which produces the series and has just announced that it’s casting for a series tentatively titled The Persian Version. It’s odd for a couple of reasons. 1) I’ve never seen an episode of Jersey Shore. 2) I’ve read the casting notice, pasted after the jump.
“Two thousand years ago the Persian Empire ruled the ancient world…but they didn’t have your soundtrack, your style, or your swagger! Today there’s a new Persian empire growing right here in L.A. and it’s ready to conquer the world all over again. It’s a bad-ass new dynasty where exotic beauty and wild style dominates the sexiest nightlife, exclusive venues and hottest beaches the modern world has to offer.
You’ve got the means, the money, and the motivation to cut through the velvet rope and rule the VIP! For you life is all about Gucci, Gabbana, Cavalli and Cristal. From BMWs and Bugatis, to Mercedes and Movado and money is no object.
You live a lifestyle most people only dream of. In your world, nothing is out of reach, and though you are surrounded by the jealous, the posers and the haters, one thing’s for sure…once you go Persian, there is no other version!
Time to show the world that being Persian-American is about living the true American dream…a lifestyle most people only wish they could. So if you are at least 21 years old, appear younger than thirty and are outrageous, outspoken and a proud Persian-American, then Doron Ofir Casting and 495 Productions, the team who brought you Jersey Shore, are looking for you!
Casting is already underway don’t miss your chance to join this A-list.
Do you reign over the most exclusive spots in the city?
Do you use your exotic appeal to get anything or anyone you desire?? Prove it!
Send your NAME, AGE, 2 PICS, PHONE NUMBER and WHY we should pick you to PersianVersionCasting@gmail.com <mailto:PersianVersionCasting@gmail.com>”
Does it sound more or less compelling (if that’s the right word?) than Jersey Shore?