Re: "FRAT HOUSE" by Todd Phillips and Andrew Gurland

Randy Pitman (
Wed, 2 May 2001 10:18:11 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Kim,

Although my memory of this is a bit hazy, I seem to recall that "Frat House"
was pretty much discredited after it was discovered that some of the
"hazing" scenes had actually been staged for the "documentary." After that,
I think it was essentially dropped like the proverbial hot potato.



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Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2001 10:06 AM
Subject: "FRAT HOUSE" by Todd Phillips and Andrew Gurland

> Hello all:
> Recently I had a question regarding videos on the subject of hazing, and
> many thank of those who responded.
> I did locate some information on a film called, "FRAT HOUSE" a documentary
> from HBO that won the Sundance documentary award in 1998. Apparently
> though, there was some legal problems that prevented it from being shown
> and/or distributed by HBO Films. I'm wondering if anyone has an update on
> this situation.
> Thanks!
> Kim
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