Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

Arts and Entertainment

Filmmaker Raises Funds For Documentary About 'Artistic' Toilet Papering Society

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

In America, kids toilet paper houses. In Los Angeles, kids also grow up to get film degrees and make documentaries about their toilet papering exploits.

Back in the 1990s, Whit Scott was chosen to become a member of a secret toilet papering society started at Claremont High School in 1979 by a guy named Haines. The group prided themselves on their "artistic" approach. Sometimes the group would toilet paper houses, and sometimes they would decorate a house for Christmas in July. Each member had a role in their pranks and Scott was selected to be the photographer.

It turns out the crew has been continuing to roll strong for more than thirty years, and Scott believes it's time to dust off those old archives and honor the suburban prankster tradition with a proper documentary.

The tentative title is "Rolled" and Scott is Kickstarter raising funds. So far, he's more than halfway to his goal of raising $30,000.

Support for LAist comes from

When Scott talks about his documentary, people get nostalgic, he told the Huffington Post:

I've come across many people who have said my project is sentimental to them. It reminds them of carefree days when they used to go out and be mischievous with their friends. Several people have said they have reconnected with friends from high school and have reminisced on the good times they had together. I certainly have reconnected with several people from high school -- it's been a blast hearing everyone's reactions.