If you enjoyed The Tinder Swindler, here are some documentaries and docu-series you should watch next
As streaming sites multiply, the world has gained access to the fascinating world of documentaries which have become accessible for people to binge watch in their free time. From House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths to The Tinder Swindler and Miss Americana, streaming sites like Netflix and Hulu have been targeting the genre for untold stories and bringing unique concepts to viewers.
We aren’t immune to the pull of documentaries and docu-series either, so we decided to compile a list of some interesting ones for you to watch.
Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist
Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist is the sixth instalment in the nine-part Untold documentary series. This instalment follows the life of American football player Manti Te’o and how he was catfished.
The documentary released on Tuesday, August 16, and is now available on Netflix.
The Most Hated Man on the Internet
Docu-series The Most Hated Man on the Internet is a 2022 three-part series that covers the story of Hunter Moore and his website Anyone Up? that put up revenge porn. However, Moore gets in trouble when he messes with Charlotte Laws, a journalist and former politician’s daughter.
The docu-series released on Netflix last month and has been created by the team behind the platform’s top docu-series The Tinder Swinder.
Girl in the Picture
The one-hour-and-42-minute long documentary explores the 30-year-old mystery about a woman named Sharon Marshall and how she ended up with a fugitive who eventually may have killed her.
The documentary released on July 6 on Netflix and is based on books A Beautiful Child and Finding Sharon by journalist Matt Birkbeck.
The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes
This documentary is centred around the life and death of American actor and icon Marilyn Monroe. The documentary navigates through each milestone in her life with the help of archival footage, unseen interviews, interviews with friends of the star and unheard tapes.
The documentary released on April 27 and was created by Emma Cooper for Netflix.
White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch
This documentary explores the rise of fashion brand Abercrombie & Fitch. The brand was touted as the ‘It’ brand after the arrival of CEO Mike Jeffries in 1992, however, his practices led to a class-action suit in 2003 that alleged racial discrimination in the stores’ policies. The brand also faced backlash for their unrealistic body and beauty standards.
The documentary released on Netflix on April 19.
Victoria’s Secret: Angel and Demons
Victoria’s Secret: Angel and Demons also targets unrealistic body standards as well as a theory behind the lingerie brand, how it was advertised as for women but was the vision of a man who later hid behind Jeffrey Epstein, a US financier who made news for grooming and sexually assaulting women.
The docu-series released on July 14 and is available on Hulu.