Inventing Anna is one of Netflix’s most popular shows, and it’s no surprise. The show, created by Shonda Rhimes, is mostly based on true events, but the creators have taken creative license and some parts are entirely fictional. It is based on the true story of con artist Anna Sorokin, who deceives the wealthy into fulfilling all of her extravagant desires. It’s a nine-episode series starring Julia Garner as Anna Delvey, with Anna Chlumsky, Arian Moayed, and Katie Lowes.
People aren’t supposed to admire or sympathize with characters like Anna. These characters are intended to make people think about their life choices and to encourage them to look before they leap. It has a significant impact not only on that person’s life but also on the lives of those around them.
In Inventing Anna, Anna conned everyone and left no one behind, not even her friend
In the sixth episode of Inventing Anna, the protagonist goes on a little vacation with two of her best friends, Rachel and Kacy, as well as one of her closest work buddies, Noah. Rachel offers to cover the payment using her work card when Anna cannot pay their hotel bills. Rachel is taken aback later when she realizes Anna tricked her and disappeared. Someone she trusted made a mockery of her, and she ended up jeopardizing her job as a result.
Twitter had some views on the same
Man, the messages about boundaries in Inventing Anna are so off. It’s ok to stand up against a “friend” who lies to you, steals from you, and cons and defrauds others. Also, maybe it’s not a good idea to let someone you don’t really know pay your way for shit you can’t afford.
— Clara Lewis (@ClaraPLewis) February 18, 2022
— Shubhi✨✨ (@shubhi1508) February 19, 2022
I’m watching #InventingAnna and let me just put this out there, I don’t care what anyone else says, if my friend cons me out of 62K? I am dropping a dime, a quarter, and I’ll even throw in some tokens from Chuck E. Cheese. TUH!
— ERENE (@musicbyerene) February 18, 2022
Just finished watching #InventingAnna. I ended up really getting hooked! What a terrible person, lol, but no worse than ppl who get away with cons and corruption on the daily! What did you think? 💕 pic.twitter.com/B80N8Txw11
— Tamara Styer (@tamara_styer) February 21, 2022
Anna deceived not only businesspeople and corporations into lending her money. She also deceived her friends and romantic partners. Anna’s main goal was to be “someone,” therefore everyone and their feelings were merely collateral damage. Anna was indifferent about her own well-being. She was concerned about how she was perceived by the general population.
Watching someone like Anna conning her own friends talk a lot about the mentality that goes behind. In this world, where we are all strangers it is difficult to figure out the intentions of others. Betrayal comes from friends that are very well aware of your strengths and weakness. Here’s wishing we never come across someone like Anna.
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