Rating: 4 out of 5.

“Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal” debuted yesterday on Netflix.

Netflix‘s ‘Operation Varsity Blues‘ documentary film focuses mostly on William ‘Rick’ Singer and his college admissions scandal conversations.


It was a reenactment of the scams on how kids of rich and famous families got into the top US universities. Matthew Modine plays Rick Singer in Netflix’s “Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal.”

High-profile celebrities involved in the scandal

The celebrities involved in the scandal included Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli and Felicity Huffman.

In Singer’s conversations in the film, we learn about a “side door” approach into getting into college.

“We help the wealthiest families in the US get their kids into school. We have every NBA owner, every NFL owner,” he says.

He used this approach with over 700 students. Schools included USC, UCLA, Yale, Stanford, Georgetown and Harvard.

From 2011 to 2018, parents paid Singer $25 million to bribe coaches and university administrators to open up the side door for their children.

Express Review of “Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal”

You should check out the film just to see the different types of scams he was pulling off. It was also interesting to see how he got caught. Matthew Modine played the perfect con-artist in this dramatic re-enactment. 


Lori Loughlin served a two-month prison sentence.

Felicity Huffman served a two-week sentence.

Lori’s husband Mossimo Giannulli is currently serving his five months in prison.

Singer is still waiting to be sentenced. He could face up to 65 years in prison and a fine of more than $1 million.

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