Your next binge-watch should include a con artist named Anna who swindles her way through NYC.
I’m a sucker for a true crime story and Netflix’s new hit Inventing Anna is everything I needed for two nights of blissful binging.
I mean who doesn’t like a (mostly) true tale of a 20-something female con artist who swindled friends and fancy-schmancy hotels out of thousands of dollars while claiming to be a German heiress?
I had no idea there were so many gullible people out there, but Anna Sorokin managed to find them. Lots of them.
And now there’s a mini-series about it.
Inventing Anna is the true story of how Sorokin (pretending to be Anna Delvey, a German heiress with a $60 million trust fund) convinced businesses and friends to hand over gobs of money to furnish her lavish lifestyle.
And here’s the fun part: Anna is played by Julia Garner (you know, Ruth from Ozark) and she is absolutely brilliant.
The nine-episode series was created and produced by Shonda Rhimes and follows Anna’s trek through New York City as she climbs her way into the upper echelon of society.
She enjoys extended stays at luxury hotels; dining in the finest restaurants, sipping expensive champagne and getting massages at top spas.
Then she skips out on the bills.
She even invited a few friends on a lavish vacation to Morocco, then stuck one of them with a $62,000 tab. (That was actually painful to watch.)
When Anna’s house of cards begins to crumble, investigative reporter Vivian Kent elbows her way into the lives of Anna’s victims and begins to uncover her true identity and the pain her antics caused.
I don’t want to give too much of the series away, so I’ll stop there.
You, however, should keep going.
Grab a blanket, pop yourself a huge bag of kettle corn and settle in for some ridiculous fun.
Inventing Anna is worth the binge.