BAMA RUSH Takes You Inside the World of Alabama’s Sororities

Hey, Ya’ll! Take a trip to the University of Alabama and discover what sorority rush week is about. Watch BAMA RUSH.

My mother was in a sorority, as were many of my friends, family, and co-workers. Some of them loved it, and some of them dropped out after the first year or two. But none of them described the insanity in the new documentary BAMA RUSH. Maybe it’s a Southern thing, or perhaps it’s just a University of Alabama thing (there are a lot of those); regardless, it’s over the top! But if you like that kind of experience or are just fascinated by that world, this is a documentary you’ll want to watch.

There was no Greek scene at my performing arts college, so joining a sorority wasn’t an option, even if it had been my thing, which it was not. But I loved hearing about others’ experiences at different schools; their stories intrigued me, good or bad. However, never in my wildest dreams could I envision what happens in BAMA RUSH. Of course, there’s a lot of good… and a lot of bad. But you’ll get an honest look at what rush week looks like at one of the biggest college campuses in the United States. (And if you’ve seen all the #bamarush TikToks, you probably know exactly what you’re getting into!)

Coming May 23rd to HBO Max (soon-to-be Max) – watch the trailer and mark your calendars:

BAMA RUSH follows four young women as they prepare to rush at the University of Alabama in 2022. Against the viral backdrop of #BamaRush on TikTok, and the long-held tradition of sorority recruitment at the University of Alabama, the film explores the emotional complexities and high-stakes of belonging in this crucial window into womanhood. Bama Rush is streaming Tuesday May 23 on Max.