Thursday, June 30, 2011
Florence Sets Serious Rules for Jersey Shore Cast
The mayor of Florence wants to make sure that the cast of MTV’s Jersey Shore respect certain rules in his town.
Matteo Renzi has put together a list of restrictions that will ensure The Situation and Pauly D behave themselves on Italian soil.
Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera has published the guidelines that the infamous Americans must abide by. They include:
-No scenes can be shot in clubs or bars.
-No drinking in public. Cast members may not be taped with drinks in hand while outside.
-Florence must not be promoted as a party city.
-The show must focus on promoting Italy, not Americans in Italy, with an emphasis on culture and good food.
-Producers are prohibited from using any of Florence’s historic buildings for filming.
Whether or not the rules will be honored remains to be seen, but Italian critics have already voiced their outrage at the Americanized Italian stereotypes portrayed in the show.
Despite being clearly unwelcome, the show is set to begin filming in Florence next month.