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Best Fyre Festival documentary: Netflix or Hulu?
The Netflix version of the Fyre Festival debacle titled, "Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened," deeply examines everyone who had a hand in the mess.
Producers speak with various organizers of the event and spill all the juicy details of the different shady arrangements made to get the job done. The Netflix version gives the viewer a step-by-step play of how and why this event was a joke from the start. According to TV Guide:
Fyre gives you an insider's look into the actual making of the festival, including interviews with event producers, bookers and strategists. Chris Smith's version of events paints a vivid picture of the planning process and the many issues that plagued the over-leveraged festival in the weeks and months leading up to the event. If you're looking to find out all the gritty details about the festival's wild spending, bribery — seriously, there's a story about trying to bribe Bahamian authorities with a blowjob — and the subsequent, frantic damage control, this documentary is a good place to start. It will also give you a good idea of how much everyone at Fyre Media clearly wants Billy McFarland to get hit by a cab.
But Hulu dropped its version of the documentary titled, "Fyre Fraud" before Netflix. The Hulu film focuses on the Fyre's main backer, Billy McFarland, and chronicles the young entrepreneur's life from childhood to now, as he currently serves time in federal prison for charges related to the festival.
According to the documentary, McFarland is a con artist who has a long history of manipulating, lying and stealing to get his way. Per TV Guide:
This tongue-in-cheek documentary manages to poke fun at the social media influencers who were taken in by the Fyre Festival fraud — many of whom actually came in to sit for interviews — while also commenting on the social media culture that made Fyre Festival possible in the first place. There's a great deal of disdain for millennials, specifically their arrogance, gullibility and obsession with all forms of media in the doc, but it does manage to firmly place blame on the fraudulent minds behind Fyre Festival for the disaster that unfolded in the Bahamas. And to be fair, these influencers really dug their own grave by documenting their behavior throughout the whole ordeal. Sucks to suck, bros.