Everyone loves a good heist. But usually, it involves a museum, an art gallery, or a bank. It’s not very often you hear about a heist involving multiple famous peoples’ homes. But that’s what happened in 2008-2009, and it’s the story behind Netflix’s latest docuseries, The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist. It hits the streaming platform on Wednesday, Sept 21, 2022.
You might have heard of The Bling Ring before due to the two movies about the heist that have already come out. The most famous one came out in 2013 and starred Emma Watson, Israel Broussard, Taissa Farmiga, Katie Chang, and Leslie Mann.
The second was a TV movie on Lifetime in 2011 and starred Austin Butler, Yin Chang, Jennifer Grey, Sydney Sweeney, and Tom Irwin.
Both tell the story of a group of teenagers who are obsessed with celebrities to the point of breaking into their homes and taking their things.
But now we are getting the real story in Netflix’s The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist.
What is The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist about?
The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist looks back at the events of 2008-2009 when a group of teenagers broke into Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, Audrina Patridge, Rachel Bilson, Meghan Fox, and Lindsay Lohan’s homes and stole their clothes and jewelry. These were the biggest celebrities of the time. But these teens didn’t do it for the money. They wanted to wear and show off what they had taken.
The group consisted of Rachel Lee, Nick Prugo, Alexis Neiers, Diana Tamayo, Courtney Ames, Ray Lopez Jr., and Johnny Ajar. It was Prugo that eventually got them caught as he confessed. This led to jail time for some and probation for others. Lee, Neiers, Prugo, and Ajar all served some time in jail. The others mostly got three years of probation and fines.
The docuseries will be one of the first times they are able to speak out for themselves instead of having their story told from a film director’s point of view. At least one of the famous victims, Audrina Patridge, will also be featured.
Take a look at the trailer for the three-part series here:
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