9 of the Most Ridiculously Unrealistic Dorm Rooms from the Big & Small Screen
We all know that you can’t believe everything you see on TV or in movies, and that has never been more true than with portrayals of college life. Based off of Hollywood alone, you’d think that college is a 24/7 keg party with a buttload of hookups and having cute study sessions at the library. The reality is… yeah, there’s a fair amount of drinking, but the parties aren’t always lit, you might very well be hookup free for a good chunk (if not the entirety) of your college career and you’re more likely to have all-nighter induced mental breakdowns than meeting with your sociology classmates at the library. But one of the more subtle lies that college-centered movies and TV shows gives us is about the dorms: They’re never as cool (or as big) IRL.
Listen, if there’s one thing I know about, it’s dorms. I lived in five different dorms throughout my entire college career! I shared a room with three other girls in freshman year, as well as a communal bathroom with dozens more. I had a pretty sizable single room suite that had a small kitchen attached to it. When I studied abroad in London, I got to experience Euro-style dorms, which were small but had a bathroom in each room and a communal kitchen space. I’ve lived in loads of dorms, I’ve visited loads of dorms and I still think that these nine dorm rooms from movies and TV shows are ridiculously unrealistic. Check ’em out and see what you think: