The Netflix original series American Vandal debuted a month ago, and offered a fairly absurd premise: The cars of 27 faculty members at a California high school were vandalized with dicks, and one known dick drawer is under the microscope.
And so starts the eight-episode dick joke. But the series plays it straight, and messes with with our true-crime obsession. American Vandal wasn’t an immediate hit, but a month out people are now deeply invested and have many theories about a fake true-crime series.
Parsec writer Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is fully on board and joins us this week to discuss what drew her in.
1.36pm, saturday oct. 14: i just reached the squishy toilet seat monologue in American Vandal, and let the record show i'm in love.
— Gavia Baker-Whitelaw (@Hello_Tailor) October 14, 2017