'Catfish's Nev & Max Want Malia Obama To Catfish Someone & It's Easy to Understand Why
If you watch Catfish, you know there are a lot of lonely people out there hiding behind the Internet looking for companionship. Now, hosts Nev Shulman and Max Joseph want to take that and get a little... presidential with it. They've revealed their dream Catfish , and it's Malia Obama.
Now, don't get all "!!!" on us just yet: There is absolutely no evidence that Malia Obama is catfishing anyone. But Shulman and Joseph can dream, and so the topic came up when MTV asked them if there were any specific type of story they were dying to cover.
Joseph: There is one situation that we keep hoping for…which is that someone — a royal or an aristocrat or someone very high-born — is going online and…essentially slumming itShulman: …In the hopes of finding someone who loves them for them, not their fame or money or status. [...] If Malia Obama had a fake profile so she could meet boys…and we get the guy and he’s like ‘Yeah, I’ve been talking to this girl. Her name’s Jackie, she seems great, she lives in D.C..’ And we go there and the address is, like, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue!Joseph: That would be a great episode.
It's easy to see why this is a professional fantasy of theirs: There are at minimum three different romantic comedies based around the concept of the American president's daughter finding love. I know this because I've seen all of them. There's the '90s B-classic My Date With the President's Daughter, starring Boy Meets World's Will Frieldle, Elisabeth Harnois as the president's daughter, and Dabney Coleman as the president. You've got Katie Holmes and Marc Blucas in First Daughter. You've got Chasing Liberty, in which Mandy Moore has an affair with her secret service dude (Matthew Goode!) while Jeremy Piven plays the good natured mentor. If you're branching out from the American side of it, you've also got the root of most of these, Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck's Roman Holiday.
Basically, you can bet that if Shulman and Joseph don't nail down a real-life story about someone like Malia Obama catfishing some dude, you can bet Hollywood will find some other way to bring it to the big screen.