I’ve got one episode left and find your conclusion lacking. It might be fair to say no one would be interested in her life if she hadn’t committed crimes but there’s a fair amount of detail/interest in other parts of her life now and the show does delve into that.
From what I understand from her actual biography, she was just another 20-something obsessed with social media and high-end consumer goods, an art-school dropout and entry-level PR drone who sponged off her working-class immigrant parents before she figured out that crime would be a better way to get what she was “entitled” to. That part of her story would not be worth a small products-based sponsorship deal for a TikTok “influencer”, let alone $320k from Netflix.
Maybe the TV series tarts things up a bit, as they tend to do, but the actual story of her pre-“Delvey” life is pretty unremarkable. She’s getting this money because she was a criminal and most of it should go straight to her victims.
Which, by most estimates would last her out in the real world for what…a couple of days? /s
She’ll blast it on the first business class flight out of town when she gets out, and have another forty by the time she lands courtesy of whomever she’s sat next to.
Rachel Williams also got “paid for her story” or whatever so this is gonna be more about shitty corporate docudramas and contract law than about libel and defamation
Most of it would go right away, spent on her perfectly normal, everyone has one Bentley*
Just IRL facts, but wouldn’t that require a driver’s license? Okay, maybe with a chauffeur, I guess.
See? The expenses just keep rising
We’re in the age of sociopathy. It’s glorified and is a valid career path.
If that was what making Joe Exotic out to be a “hero” looked like I can scarcely imagine what a documentary that made him out to be a bad guy would look like.
The only person in Tiger King who came off looking like a halfway decent human being was the trans dude who got his arm ripped off. (Which is not to say the documentary wasn’t icky and exploitative throughout.)
When Mrs. Bashful was watching this, I caught occasional glimpses of the show. It struck me as having a lot of outrageous situations that I felt must define New York City and the odd culture there.
It’s a major American city, not an alien planet…
So it sounds like her victims have been made whole (presumably with prejudgment interest), and Rachel Williams (whose portrayal I found more sympathetic than Rob appears to have) also got a six-figure-advance book deal and an HBO option out of it. Neff got a consulting gig and appears to have landed on her feet quite well. Andrew Lance (renamed Alan Reed in the series) remains a highly compensated equity partner at a premier biglaw firm. Sorokin’s lawyers got paid for work they did–which I think would, if they were anything other than lawyers representing a guilty defendant, be uncontroversial. Netflix got a show that quite a lot of people found entertaining.
And after all that, Sorokin got what, to her, likely amounts to pocket change. I’m having trouble mustering much outrage over this outcome.
Also last I checked NYC was comprised of many cultures and subcultures.
It states at the beginning of every episode that some parts of the story are completely bullshit, so I’m kinda fazed by some of the postings here…
what’s so outrageous about wanting to build a “a dynamic visual arts center featuring art by Urs Fischer, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, and Tracey Emin.” That seems a fairly standard component of the american dream.
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