5 New True-Crime Documentaries You May Not Have Heard About

This year, many documentaries have been released on streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and more. The films and limited series’ include true stories based around crime, false advertisements, scandals and even convicted criminals telling their true accounts. Below are five recently released documentaries.

1. “Orgasm Inc: The Story of OneTaste”

Courtesy of Netflix.

This Netflix documentary discusses the rise and fall of the company “OneTaste” in San Francisco. The hour-and-a-half long documentary captures the fun environment of what the OneTaste experience once was at first. The sexual wellness company promotes “orgasmic meditation,” which is similar to the concept of qi in Chinese philosophy. However, members started coming forward with allegations of sex trafficking and fraud. The company once revered by celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow stopped its operations in 2018. “Orgasm Inc.: The Story of OneTaste” dives deep into OneTaste’s history and the story behind its mysterious leader, Nicole Daedone. This investigative documentary features 15 years of exclusive footage and interviews with past members to provide insight into the controversial organization. 

“Orgasm Inc: The Story Of OneTaste” is now streaming on Netflix.

2. “Killer Sally”

Courtesy of Netflix.

Netflix’s “Killer Sally” is a three-episode, 50-minute-long documentary series that covers a horrific Valentine’s Day story. In February 1995, former professional bodybuilder Sally McNeil fatally shot her husband and fellow bodybuilder, Ray McNeil. This emotional true-crime documentary reveals interviews with friends, family, legal experts and McNeil herself after decades of silence. Sally was convicted of second-degree murder in 1996. Presented in the form of a limited series, “Killer Sally” allows viewers to determine whether the shooting was an act of self-defense or one of premeditated murder. In the documentary, Sally mentions she shot her husband in self defense to protect herself from his physical abuse. 

“Killer Sally” is streaming now on Netflix. 

3. “The BMF Documentary: Blowing Money Fast”

Courtesy of Starz.

If you have watched the original TV series “BMF” starring the life of brothers Big Meech and Terry who became known as the biggest drug dealers in the Detroit area known as the “50 boyz,” then this new documentary may interest you. Starz is currently rolling out the eight-episode documentary “The BMF Documentary: Blowing Money Fast,” which discusses the lives of the brothers making around 300 million dollars trafficking cocaine from Atlanta to Los Angeles. Getting involved in the Hip-Hop music industry creating company BMF Entertainment, which provided a perfect mix of drugs, violence, and street credit, gave them the name of being Hip-Hop’s version of the Godfather. This film explores the story of the 15-year investigation by the DEA, FBI and an elite drug task force called HIDTA. 

The documentary is now streaming on Hulu and Starz now.

4. “Ghislaine Maxwell: Filthy Rich”

Courtesy of Netflix.

Who is Ghislaine Maxwell behind the headlines? The Netflix documentary “Ghislaine Maxwell: Filthy Rich” attempts to answer the questions about Jeffrey Epstein’s accomplice and ex-girlfriend, who was recently sentenced to 20 years in prison for her role in helping him abuse minors. The hour-and-a-half long documentary discusses class and privilege, two factors that helped Maxwell stay relatively insulated from being exposed over years. The documentary also includes the harrowing narratives around the survivors of the Epstein sex-trafficking trial. If you watched “Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich,” this can be a further informative follow-up to details about the case. 

The documentary is now streaming on Netflix . 

5. “I Am a Stalker”

If you’ve been keeping a close eye on “I Am a Killer,” here’s another true-crime project that might be of interest. From the very same producers of “I Am a Killer” comes “I Am a Stalker,” an eight-episode Netflix docuseries that profiles convicted stalkers and their survivors. Fair warning, though, the true-crime show is rated TV-MA for a good reason. It can get dark, as it details horrific stories of harassment and abuse as it captures the raw behavior of stalkers. “I Am a Stalker” includes in-depth interviews with stalkers and survivors throughout every story. 

“I Am a Stalker” is now streaming on Netflix.

Although all documentaries focus on criminal activity, as a viewer, all are streaming worthy and gave me a better understanding of how the criminal mind works along with signs of concerning behavior. I’m most excited about watching the “Ghislaine Maxwell: Filthy Rich” documentary after watching the Jeffrey Epstein documentary and learning more about Ghislaine’s life growing up and seeing what led her down the dark path. The documentaries are each streaming now. Be sure to drop comments regarding your thoughts on each documentary if you’ve seen them. 

By Kendall Mayes 

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