Be prepared to spend the rest of your summer barfing and dry humping the walls with the new re adaption coming out of LA mirroring the antics of NJ’s ‘Jersey Shore.’ But wait there’s a twist- all the hunks and misfits are Asian. Jezebel explains (sort of).
Filming has begun on K-town, a Tyrese-produced reality ripoff of Jersey Shore—featuring Asian-Americans instead of guidos—set in L.A.’s Koreatown. Peter Le is already being described as “the Korean Situation.”
Peter Le if you must know is the tortured protagonist who can’t decide between perming his hair blond or making out with one of many hot tarts cruising his front yard. A dilemma that should have most of America humming along.
Back in April, Tyrese’s production company posted a casting notice on Craigslist:
Looking for interesting, attractive, colorful Asian-Americans to cast in a reality show similar to ‘Jersey Shore’…We need attractive Asian-Americans with lively, strong and unique personalities between the ages of 18 to 30 with equally interesting life stories and perspectives to share, especially individuals who know about and/or experienced the Koreatown life. If you are not Asian but are obsessed with Asian culture or people in some way, email us and please explain.
Unfortunately we only just noticed the ad, so in the off chance the producers are still looking for a late casting choice here’s our response to the ad below:
Hi My name is Scallywag, although strictly speaking I’m not of Asian extraction, I can be made to appear Asian if asked to hold my eyelids in a side ways position for a number of minutes at your discretion.
Secondly even though I’m not Korean, I have a lot of lively Korean friends, my favorite ones being the many gangsters and prostitutes I like to bring by the office when misery and loneliness sets in. Since my indocrtrination with the seedier way of life with Korean culture I have been able to memorize a number of swear words (which out of humility I will resist speaking here), walk into any part of Korea town in Ny and not be confused by all the take out Korean stores and even came close once to applying for a job as a cashier in one of the Korean delis one often passes by in Brooklyn in my attempt to fully immerse myself in a future role that your production company could imagine hiring.
Although I do not have big muscles and no longer use gel to keep my hair scary and stiff because it is always falling out – I feel I could still serve your production’s integrity very well in becoming a preferred pin up boy (with a minor pot belly) that would have many of the Korean community wincing with joy. Otherwise for no other reason, the idea of being rich and famous and a 24/7 media whore certainly strikes my fancy. Please don’t hesitate to email me soon.