Netflix has finally dropped another, more expansive trailer for a hotly anticipated documentary that chronicles how Fyre Festival became one of the most disastrous events of the social media age.
The reason Fyre Festival is so funny and bleak is because it perfectly summed up the culture of now. Headed up by Ja Rule and Billy McFarland, an entire “luxury” event built on Instagram influencer’s images and wildly empty promises, sold out almost immediately. One interviewee in the preview can be heard saying: “These guys are either completely full of shit, or they’re the smartest guys in the room”.
Fyre was supposed to be a Bahamas getaway where you could rub shoulders with models who could grate cheese on their abs like Emily Ratajkowski while watching performances from the likes of Skepta, Disclosure, and Kaytranada. Instead, attendees fought for soaked mattresses and sad sandwiches, as a looting, Lord of the Flies atmosphere set in. Tickets were between $4,000 and $12,000.
Since the mess, McFarland was sentenced to six years in prison for fraud and also a $26 million forfeiture order, which would transfer his monetary assets to the government.
It comes from the minds behind Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, a look at Jim Carey’s mental unravelling while he portrayed Andy Kaufman in Man on the Moon.