Sex. Love. Prom queen.

Megan Rozsa


Credit: Jason Hall

Sex, lies, jealousy, drugs, drama.

Sounds like the typical “Laguna Beach,” “The O.C.” or “One Tree Hill” high school, right? Well, here’s where it’s different with “Prom Queen.”

“Prom Queen” is a series that began on April 1, 2007. Its financier, Michael Eisner, the former Disney CEO, planned out 80 episodes – each only 90 seconds long.

The whole series runs for about two hours, if each episode is watched back-to-back.

Jane Hu, spokeswoman for Vuguru, the company that produces “Prom Queen,” said creating shorter episodes would better hold audience attention.

“The 90 second clips are representative of what an Internet audience would be interested in watching,” Hu said. “People online have shorter attention spans.”

In 90 seconds, the viewer can see anything from guns and pills to sex and love. Each episode leaves the viewer with a major cliffhanger, beginning with a discovered camcorder in the series’ first episode.

It’s then the viewer’s job to piece together what just happened. The forced memory-recall allows them to achieve that, “Oh, I get it,” mentality.

What makes the show relatable, even if the viewer’s high school wasn’t nearly as traumatic, is that there is someone for everyone to relate to. There’s the weirdo who provides feel-good pills, the emo-turned-mainstream girl who is shunned by her emo friend, the jock who falls for the emo girl and the snob/slut/rich girl who’s mad at everyone.

Oh, and don’t forget about the insecure guy who likes the modeling girl, the girl from another country who falls for the bad boy and the sexy, promiscuous teacher.

They all juggle their high school careers and end up making it to prom, where all the drama goes down. Tempers flair, bullets fly and tears are shed. Sounds like a prom to remember, eh?

Since it’s premier on MySpace, “Prom Queen” has garnered a cult-like following. The MySpace page has gathered 25,249 friends, and the YouTube hits range anywhere from 5,000-68,000 hits.

Hu added that since its launch in April, the show has had more than 15 million hits.

“We’ve gotten a better response from viewers than we thought we would,” Hu said. “The feedback is really interesting. No one has done anything like this before.”

She said Vuguru has not made plans for the future of the “Prom Queen” franchise, but plans are in the making for a new fake documentary that follows an indie band called the All-For-Nots.

Viewers can watch Prom Queen for free at or at

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