Party politics: Reality TV casting agents seek the politically passionate

Betsi Fores The Daily Caller News Foundation
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It’s time to party for your party. Doron Ofir Casting, the agency behind television hits like Jersey Shore and Millionaire Matchmaker, is casting about for “young hot politicos” to star in the next big thing.

An unnamed TV series, the casting agency says, will feature unabashedly opinionated young Americans interested in adding their voice to the on-screen political slugfest.

This nationwide casting call, announced Monday, invites “active and telegenic” people of all political affiliations, age 21–35, to apply.

“It’s about time we give a mainstream media opportunity to the generation that has the fortitude to proudly live as a representative of their individual political beliefs,” the firm’s executive casting director said in a press release. “What could be more American than that?”

Political TV hopefuls will have to answer questions about their political affiliations, their involvement in issue advocacy, and their positions on controversial topics including gay marriage and abortion.

The announcement seems to target young, hot political nerds who aren’t afraid to debate polarizing issues.

According to the press release, ideal applicants will be young Americans who have “volunteered for a local political campaign, stood in protest, logged over a thousand comments on blogs, [and] tweeted Fox News or CNN on a daily basis.”

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