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Of Conversations with a Killer at make a murdererstreaming giant netflix has managed to bring many high-profile stories to life on the platform for eagle-eyed subscribers to binge-watch. And the latest tell-all documentary on the platform certainly deserves more viewers; in fact, the whole world should be listening to this amazing story about the Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o – entitled Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist.
According FlixPatrolthe new documentary – which includes themes of betrayal, deceit and dishonesty – has already broken into the Netflix Top 10, with more than 10 million hours watched in homes around the world. And, if those staggering numbers weren’t enough, the jaw-dropping docuseries now holds a 100% Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Directed by the collaborative duo of Tony Vainuku and Ryan Duffy, Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist unfolds the story of Manti Te’o, a college football superstar turned NFL who was unknowingly fished out by a family friend. According to the story, Manti believed he was in a relationship with a Stamford University student named Lennay Kekua. During their “relationship”, Lennay was involved in a tragic car accident, where doctors eventually discovered she had leukemia – from which she later died.
Turns out Lennay Kekua didn’t exist. In the docuseries, Manti’s involvement in the scandal is laid bare and scrutinized, and it’s revealed at one point that people thought he was part of the hoax. However, through private investigative work and relentless internet research, Lennay Kekua turns out to be Naya Tuiasosopo – an acquaintance of Te’o who, after falling in love with him, created a fake internet persona to trigger a relationship with Te’o.
Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist is an exciting, engaging and shocking story that is set to take the docuseries world by storm in the weeks to come. There’s a lot to chew on here, and while the journey may seem predictable, it’s a must-watch series that needs to be added to watchlists everywhere.