By Cathi Choi
Billy Goulston â08 was sitting in an air-conditioned theatre, watching the summer film âSuperbad,â when he recognized something familiar on screen.
The room in which âMcLovinâ was losing his virginity was one Goulston had seen many times; it was his parentsâ bedroom. Goulston is one of a number of students whose houses have been used for films or photo shoots. For 14 days, his house was used to film the scenes of the last party in âSuperbad.â
Goulston said that he and his family were not aware that any scene, let alone a sex scene, was being filmed in his parentsâ bedroom.
âWe thought it was being used as a makeup room,â Goulston said. âThe way I feel is that at least other kidsÂ are getting action in my house.â
Goulstonâs house was scouted for the Video Music Awards and a few commercials. Goulston lives on Cliffwood Drive in Brentwood, an area that has been a popular place for filming.
âBrentwood, my neighborhood, is often used for movies and tv commercials,â Goulston said.
Rebecca Kelly â09, lives a block away and her house was scouted because of its look.
âThey liked the style of our house from the outside,â Kelly said.
For a day, the film crew made adjustments with the lighting and arrangement of the kitchen.
âIt was an odd commercial,â Kelly said. âThey had to move the fridge, and make another copy.â
Kenny Morganâs â09Â house was damaged in the filming of the movie âEnoughâ starring Jennifer Lopez.
âWe got to see them blow open a set of doors,â Morgan said. âThey repainted a bunch of things, and broke a lot of things. Our house wasnât finished yet â thatâs part of the reason why we did it.â
For three months, Morgan went in and out of his house making friends with the crew and actors.
â[Jennifer Lopez] wasnât very nice,â Morgan said. âThe guy actor [Bill Campbell] was really nice though, he would play football with me.â
Lisa Elder â09 also became familiar with the stars that have used her house.
Elderâs house has been used in Febreeze and Victoriaâs Secretâs commercials and photo shoots for InStyle and More magazines.
Most recently, Mandy Moore used her house. Elder got to know Moore and now a picture of her and the star is pinned up on her bulletin board.
âAfter meeting her, I found that sheâs a really nice and awesome person,â Elder said.