Why are Americans obsessed with ‘true life’ series?
21 Sep 2022
Why are Americans obsessed with ‘true life’ series?

Movies and shows based on real-life subject matter have become widely popular and taken over the streaming landscape. Why is the appetite for this kind of content so voracious? And how are Americans using it to reconcile the events of the past with the politics of the present?

Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis is a production consultant and ad specialist for A&E Networks broadcasting company.

Chris San Pedro

Chris San Pedro is an assistant director who has worked on shows for Netflix, HBO, and CBS.

Jake Sweltz

Jake Sweltz is a Brooklyn-based writer and culture critic with a background in TV/film production. He studied anthropology at NYU and is an avid devotee of classic Hollywood cinema.