New Comedy Zeroes In on Soaring Tuition Rates

(NewsUSA) – Tuition rates have been on an upward climb since the late 1980s, but neither average income nor the amount of financial aid available can keep up. As a result, lower- and middle-class families are having a tougher time forking out the cash for tuition rates.The increasing disparity between income levels and the price of higher learning has led to incredible amounts of student debt. Families are encouraging students to look at two-year degrees and community colleges to cut costs. According to the Department of Education, enrollment in two-year colleges has risen over the past decade and dropped in four-year institutions.Soaring tuition rates and massive student debt are attracting much discussion in the public forum. While the film industry loves college movies, it hasn’t really broached this somewhat tender subject -; until now& From the creators of "American Pie" comes a new adult-rated comedy called "The Pool Boys."In a desperate attempt to earn a scholarship to pay for his elite Harvard education, one character (Brett Davern) joins his pool boy, drop-out cousin (Matthew Lillard) to start an escort service. An exquisite mansion happens to fall into their hands, and the pair find the perfect location to create an upscale brothel.Complete with dominatrices, scantily clad "escorts" and cameos from Tom Arnold, "The Pool Boys" is a recipe for adventure. The smart comedy explores the lengths people travel to pay for college when financial aid is cut despite rising tuition. Davern’s character must exploit women to afford his Ivy League degree and become a successful adult. The irony is certainly not lost, it’s potently rich.The film opened as a special engagement on Sept. 30 followed by a second special engagement on Oct. 7, a nudge that pushes the issue of climbing tuition rates onto the national agenda even more. The film is available to watch instantly on 43 million remote controls in North America, on Cable Teleco and Satellite "On Demand" channels.Employers are demanding post-secondary education, but since many middle-class adults can’t afford college rates, unemployment numbers remain dangerously high. See the trailer and all "now playing" locations at

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