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After the sorority recruiting week at the University of Alabama, aka Bama Rush, it became a big trend in TikTok in the summer of 2021, and now it’s getting the documentary treatment from Max and Vice Studios later this month.
The upcoming feature film, directed by Rachel Fleit and titled “Bama Rush,” follows the lives of four young women as they prepare to rush into the University of Alabama in 2022. Billed as a “nuanced and revealing documentary,” Fleit will explore the “emotional complexities and stakes of belonging in this pivotal window on womanhood.”
News of the original documentary first made headlines in August 2022 after Variety reported that the documentary about the viral sensation was being filmed at the time in Tuscaloosa, AL, which closed the University of Alabama’s peak week with more than 2,500 students representing nearly 20 National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sororities. (It’s unclear if Alabama’s National Pan-Hellenic Council sorority rush will also be mentioned in the document).
According to a statement shared with The New York Times that same month, Fleit said, “This film is a thoughtful and compassionate portrayal of young women in 2022 as they storm the sorority system at the University of Alabama.”
The hashtag Bama Rush started on TikTok in 2021 as a behind-the-scenes look at Greek life through a pair of potential new members (PNMs) documenting their outfits of the day (OOTD) and behind the scenes of the sorority recruitment process of the University of Alabama. , by Vox. According to the Times, the project was in the works with Vice Studios since the TikTok trend grew in popularity during the peak week of 2021.
Ahead, watch the trailer for “Bama Rush” and find out when it premieres on Max.
Trailer “Bama Rush”.
Release date “Bama Rush”.
The documentary will begin streaming on Max on May 23.
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