It’s no secret that Italy is not exactly thrilled about the cast of Jersey Shore coming by to film a season in their “homeland,” so it’s not surprising that the mayor of Florence, where the fourth season is to be filmed, has issued some rules that the cast and crew must follow while in Italy.
Matteo Renzi has made a list of rules for the cast and crew, which have been published in the Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera.
· The cast will not be filmed in bars and clubs that serve alcohol.
· The cast will not be filmed drinking in public.
· The show will not be filmed to promote Florence as a drinking town.
· The show must be filmed in a manner to promote Italy (not Americans visiting Italy) and feature its culture and good food.
· The crew will not film in the city’s historic buildings.
With all of these rules in place, it’s hard to imagine what the fourth season will be like – considering the previous three seasons included activities and behavior that included drinking in bars and clubs, in public, and promoting cities as ‘drinking towns’, the cast and crew is probably going to have to be a bit more imaginative. Thankfully, the cast of characters on Shore can probably carry the show without excessive amounts of alcohol.
It’s been reported that as the show has begun to air in Italy, citizens started voicing outage and don’t want the cast running around in their country. “They embody the worst stereotypes of Italians, multiplied by thousands and Americanized,” columnist Roberto Del Bove wrote last month in the Rome newspaper New Notzie.
The show is set to begin filming sometime next month.
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4/21/2011 9:56 AM