The Fyre Festival Documentary Is Out Next Week And It Looks Absolutely Wild
Get your plastic cheese sandwiches ready for the premiere of 'FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened'.
Thenew doco is taking us back to 2017 when Ja Rule promised hundreds of naïve festivalgoers a weekend of partying with Instagram models in the Bahamas.
Set on an island once owned by drug lord Pablo Escobar, Fyre was billed as an immersive music festival with the best of food, art, music and adventure "on the boundaries of impossible" -- whatever that was supposed to mean.
The upcoming film -- directed by Chris Smith -- shows just how quickly the event descended into a full-blown Lord Of The Flies situation when revellers were faced with deconstructed cheese sandwiches, disaster relief tents, angry mobs and no electricity.
"Powerful models built this festival and then one picture of cheese on toast ripped down this festival," one interviewee solemnly explains in the new trailer.
The film will also explore the inner workings of the mastermind behind this whole mess -- Ja Rule's then 25-year-old "business partner" Billy McFarland.
McFarland was described by federal prosecutors last year as a "consummate con artist" and is currently serving six years in prison for fraud.
"He was lying to investors and making it seem like we were making a ton of money when we weren't," one Fyre employee says in the new film.
There's just a lot to unpack here about one of the most beautiful cautionary tales of our time -- which is good, because there's also a competing doco out soon about Fyre produced by Hulu. The Lonely Island also maybe hinted that they've got a film in the works so we can really indulge in reliving this sh** show from a number of angles.
FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened is set for global release on Netflix on January 18.
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