Was “Soft Porn” Filmed at GHS?

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LETTER FROM GHS HEADMASTER ON “BIG C” FILMING

Dear Parents, About a month ago, we were approached by the producers of a show called “The Big C” and asked if they could film two scenes at GHS. They described the content of the scenes verbally and we agreed to allow the filming. There are now accusations that very inappropriate material was filmed, particularly under the bleachers of Cardinal Stadium. When the accusations were brought to our attention, we contacted the producers to ask what had been filmed. The following is from Superintendent Freund’s office:

“In response to a query made by a GHS parent regarding the filming of a scene for Showtime’s “The Big C”, the Greenwich Public Schools (GPS) have been assured by producers of the program that claims of nudity and body doubles were unfounded and that great care was taken in how the scene in question was shot. They feel confident that when the scene is broadcast in 8 weeks, it will be clear that the scene was done in good taste. Additionally, the producers assure that all federal statutes and union guidelines for minors were strictly adhered to during the filming. The description of the scene that was provided to the GPS during the facilities use approval process stated ‘Boy & Girl kiss underneath the football bleachers.’ While our understanding is that the scene did contain a shot of the girl with her shirt off, she did have a sports bra on. For future filming requests we will require more detailed scene descriptions and/or scripts.”

It should be noted that GHS will in no way be identifiable in the show—it’s meant to portray a high school in Minnesota—and no GHS students or residents witnessed the scene shoot. I hope this clarifies what transpired and puts to rest some of the rumors milling about. Thank you and have a great weekend.

Chris Winters, GHS Headmaster

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