#156 - The dark side of Netflix fame | Curio

#156 - The dark side of Netflix fame

19 mins | Mar 1, 2022

Today's episode from 1st March 2022. The Tinder Swindler- aka Simon Leviev - claims he isn't a conman but a legit businessman and he's spoken out against the new documentary about him. We examine the familiar cycle of Netflix notoriety, which now involves him trying to launch a celebrity career. Then later, that's not Gotham, it's Glasgow. As the new Batman movie is released this week, we take a look at why casting the Scottish city as Bruce Wayne's home is fitting. The subject of the smash-hit documentary that unravelled the lies of a conman who scammed women out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, is trying to launch a celebrity career, a depressing but inevitable next step. For The Guardian, Adrian Horton reflects on the churn of attention to profit amongst popular Netflix show subjects, and why watching them monetize from their unscrupulous actions, is becoming increasingly fatiguing. With its dark alleys, neoclassical buildings and reputation for violence, the Scottish city of Glasgow is finding fame as a real world match for Batman's hometown. From The Wall Street Journal, James Hookway explores the parallels between the two. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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