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15th Feb 2022

New Netflix true crime docuseries from the director of Fyre looks unmissable

Stephen Porzio

The streamer says it will take viewers on a journey “more bizarre than fiction”.

Just weeks after dropping the much-discussed documentary The Tinder Swindler on its service – you can read JOE’s review of that film here – Netflix has unveiled a trailer for another true crime doc that looks like a must-see.

Titled Bad Vegan, the series will centre upon Sarma Melngailis, the celebrity restaurateur behind the New York hotspot Pure Food and Wine.

According to Netflix’s plot description, the documentary will uncover how Melngailis went from being the queen of vegan cuisine to the tabloid-touted ‘Vegan Fugitive’.

This was after she fell for a man who promised to make all her dreams – from expanding her food empire to making her beloved pitbull immortal – a reality.

“Millions of dollars, immortal dogs, meat suits, and secrets lead to a twisted tale of love turned criminal,” the synopsis from the streamer reads.

Bad Vegan comes from Chris Smith, the executive producer of Tiger King and director of Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened.

Consisting of four episodes, it will land on Netflix next month on 16 March.

You can watch the trailer for the docuseries below.

Clip via Netflix

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