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Say Hello To My Little Friend: Did These Kids Really Put On A Scarface Play?

Submitted by on March 31, 2010 – 7:04 am20 Comments

As much as we’d like to say yes, this YouTube clip of a bunch of elementary schoolers portraying the gangster film Scarface was actually a cleverly crafted viral video!

According to TMZ, the elaborate faux production was created in L.A. last week by director Marc Klasfeld and Rockhard Films, who are best known for videos for Lady Gaga‘s “Pokerface” and Adam Lambert‘s “For Your Entertainment.”

Before the world became aware of the video’s authenticity, the internet was buzzing with mixed feedback concerning the appropriateness of the clip. Some found the toy guns and the popcorn on the desk table (representing Tony Montana’s mountain of cocaine) humorous, while others were beyond shocked that an elementary school would allow their students to perform such a violent play dealing with extremely explicit content. After all, the 1983 cult classic starring Al Pacino is arguably the most popular and glorified gangster flick off all time, after The Godfather trilogy.

Anybody concerned can now breathe a little easier—we now know the parents in the audience were actually a mixture of family and friends of the cast members. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the short clip below.

Still, one question remains unanswered: What is the viral video selling? And while we’re asking questions, do you think this clip was appropriate, even knowing the play itself was staged?

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