Netflix announces Fyre Festival documentary.

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Twitter is stoked about Netflix’s Fyre Fest documentary

The Fyre continues to burn.


Sunny Kim


Posted on Dec 10, 2018   Updated on May 20, 2021, 11:43 pm CDT

Remember Fyre Festival, the super-hyped 2017 event that turned out to be just a desolate island with poorly constructed tents, inadequate food, and a severe lack of plumbing?

Netflix announced on Monday that director Chris Smith is helming Fyre, a documentary about the disastrous scam, Complex reports. The film—a collaboration among Vice Studios, Jerry Media, and Library Films—is set for release on Jan. 18.

People on Twitter are stoked. Twitter user @ChrisCreamster wrote, “I’m dying. Can’t wait to see the full ridiculous panic in 4KHD.”

The organizers of Fyre Festival had claimed it would be a luxurious music festival set in a tropical island paradise. The announcement video showed scenes of bikini-clad women splashing around the ocean while jamming out to big-name artists—but expectations far, far exceeded reality.

Meanwhile on Twitter, people reading about Fyre Festival’s fallout were largely unsympathetic to those who forked over huge sums of money for the disappointing event. Observers can’t wait to see it all unfold on film.

Billy McFarland, the mastermind behind the Fyre Festival chaos, was sentenced to six years in prison for defrauding investors of nearly $27.4 million.


H/T Complex

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*First Published: Dec 10, 2018, 7:37 pm CST