Ben Goldhirsh for Hollywood Student Council Prexy.

It’s true at last–Hollywood is high school with more money, better drugs. In the longest yearbook entry ever, was this gem about idealistic young Ben Goldhirsh :

So they took one of Ben’s political science papers from college and recast it as a documentary about the global condition

And even though Michael Apted is directing, I couldn’t help but be reminded of that other time when BMOCs Matt Damon and Ben Affleck were going to treat us to 12 hours of Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States on Fox–back in the dim, dark past of 2000.

But Ben’s not just a shallow prep–he’s lived, as this interview about his research project for an upcoming film shows:

So we spent a month in East LA with the writer and director. And that was a wild education for me too. I don’t know if you’ve ever been over there but it’s a different world. The people there have never been to the beach. They’ve never been to Beverly Hills. The lack of a transportation system just keeps these communities so isolated.

Yes, Salvadoran gang members would benefit from a local Metro line, not that there’s ever going to be one in BH. Maybe Ben could buy them a van–for field trips to the beach and Barneys.