Brendan’s Alternate Tagline: I needed a shower after this.
Quick synopsis: The story of Jeffrey Epstein and how he got away with seriously gross things and got murdered.
Fun Fact Non-History People Will Like: Dude got murdered.
Fun Fact for History Nerds: Dude. Seriously. He got MUR-DURRRRRED.
My Take: I’m not a conspiracy theorist. I hate when people use some convoluted thought process to explain something which is much easier to attribute to straight incompetence and laziness.
That being said, there is a massive conspiracy around Jeffery Epstein, and he got murdered for it.
The documentary carefully chronicles how Epstein and his girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell (another piece of garbage), dragged unsuspecting young women into some very disgusting circumstances. The vast majority were minors at the time and were shopped around to rich clients.
What I appreciate about the documentary more than others is two things: First, they have women who were actual victims speaking about their experiences. They don’t hold back, and it is moving to hear it directly from them and how their lives were impacted. Second, a lot of famous names are thrown around, but it is very clear who is being accused and who is someone that was friends with Epstein. Epstein traveled in very rich circles and not everyone was a child molester.
A lot were, though. Looking at you, Prince Andrew.
Verdict: This is so gross. It’s a must watch. It’s done well and it will make you want to burn down the state of Florida. Yes, more so than usual.
If You Liked This Try:
- Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez (Netflix)
- Holy Hell (Netflix)
- The Innocence Files (Netflix)
- The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (HBO)
- Abducted in Plain Sight (Netflix)