In a press release issued by the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority they have denounced "The House Bunny" movie. Unlike "Legally Blonde" this movie does not enhance the image of greek or sorority life. In the fictitious "Legally Blonde", Elle Woods is a member of Delta Nu which was loosely based on the Delta Zeta sorority (Pink & Green). Most in the Greek system can tell which colors represent which sororities and fraternities as they will do with this stupid "Bunny" movie. Plus, this movie seems quite similar to the movie "Sorority Boys".
Although I'm not a ZTA but as a member of a Greek organization no one wants their organization to be seen in a bad light. We love and respect them.
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Zeta Tau Alpha Denounces “The House Bunny” Movie
INDIANAPOLIS—Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity for women expresses dismay that Columbia Pictures and Happy Madison Productions will release in August the feature film, “The House Bunny.”
This movie depicts a sorority called “Zeta Alpha Zeta” and refers to its members as “Zetas” and its facility as the “Zeta House.” The chapter house shown in the movie has the word “ZETA” above the door in turquoise, one of the official colors of the Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity.
The Fraternity is the exclusive owner of the registered trademarks Zeta Tau Alpha and the Greek letters ZTA, and has been consistently using the term Zeta and Zetas to conduct business for nearly 100 years. The Fraternity believes that the use of “ZETA” in the film is improper and confusingly similar to ZTA. Zeta Tau Alpha is working with legal counsel to explore its options.
“We regret that the production and distribution companies have chosen to release a movie that portrays collegiate fraternity and sorority life in an offensive and inaccurate manner,” said Zeta Tau Alpha National President Laura Ladewig Mauro. “We have written a letter of protest to both companies but have received no response.”
Zeta Tau Alpha was founded in 1898 at the State Female Normal School (now Longwood University) in Farmville, Va., and has 148 active collegiate chapters and more than 195,000 members worldwide. A member of the National Panhellenic Conference of Greek women’s organizations, ZTA develops members’ leadership, academic and service skills and supports breast cancer education and awareness as its national philanthropy.