Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich

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Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich
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GenreDocumentary
Based onFilthy Rich: A Powerful Billionaire, the Sex Scandal that Undid Him, and All the Justice that Money Can Buy: The Shocking True Story of Jeffrey Epstein
by James Patterson
Directed byLisa Bryant
Music byJustin Melland
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes4
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Lori Gordon-Logan
  • Bill McClane
  • Frank Ombres
  • John Scholl
Editor(s)
  • Cy Christiansen
  • Joshua L. Pearson
  • Marion Delarche
  • James Steelman
  • Maria Cataldo
  • Manny Nomikos
Running time55–57 minutes
Production company(s)
  • RadicalMedia
  • JP Entertainment
  • Third Eye Motion Picture Company
DistributorNetflix
Release
Picture format4K (Ultra HD)
Original releaseMay 27, 2020 (2020-05-27)
External links
Netflix

Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich is an American web documentary television miniseries about convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The miniseries is based on the 2016 book of the same name by James Patterson, and co-written by John Connolly and Tim Malloy. Filthy Rich was released on May 27, 2020 on Netflix. The four-part documentary features interviews with several survivors including Virginia Giuffre and Maria Farmer, along with former staff members and former police chief Michael Reiter, a key individual from the first criminal case against Epstein.

Premise[edit]

Filthy Rich tells the stories of the survivors of Jeffrey Epstein, and how he used his wealth and power to commit these crimes.[1]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byOriginal release date
1"Hunting Grounds"Lisa BryantMay 27, 2020 (2020-05-27)
2"Follow the Money"Lisa BryantMay 27, 2020 (2020-05-27)
3"The Island"Lisa BryantMay 27, 2020 (2020-05-27)
4"Finding Their Voice"Lisa BryantMay 27, 2020 (2020-05-27)

Production[edit]

The miniseries was based on the 2016 book Filthy Rich: A Powerful Billionaire, the Sex Scandal that Undid Him, and All the Justice that Money Can Buy: The Shocking True Story of Jeffrey Epstein written by James Patterson, and co-written by John Connolly with Tim Malloy.[2][3] Filthy Rich was announced prior to Epstein's death, and was in production nine months prior to his arrest.[4][5] The project was initially known as The Florida Project, taking precautions as Epstein was still alive, working on a secret server.[6] They also worked in a locked room with cameras and a safe to hold materials.[7]

Release[edit]

The trailer for the miniseries was released on May 13, 2020.[8][9]

Reception[edit]

On Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 81%, based on reviews from 42 critics, with an average rating of 6.98/10. The website's critics consensus reads: "It lacks new insight, but by focusing on the stories of survivors Filthy Rich sheds light on the lasting impact of Epstein's crimes."[10] On Metacritic, the series has a weighted average score of 61 out of 100, based on 13 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kreps, Daniel (May 13, 2020). "See First Trailer for Netflix's 'Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich' Docuseries". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on May 14, 2020. Retrieved May 14, 2020.
  2. ^ "Documentary on the Crimes Of Jeffrey Epstein Coming To Netflix". Cultured Vultures. May 14, 2020. Archived from the original on May 14, 2020. Retrieved May 14, 2020.
  3. ^ "Netflix to release docuseries on Jeffrey Epstein". WCJB. Archived from the original on May 14, 2020. Retrieved May 14, 2020.
  4. ^ "Netflix's 'Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich' Docuseries Gets a Trailer". Complex. Archived from the original on May 14, 2020. Retrieved May 14, 2020.
  5. ^ Gajanan, Mathia (May 22, 2020). "The Story Behind the Netflix Docuseries Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich". Time. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  6. ^ Hibberd, James (May 27, 2020). "Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich director breaks silence on film's disturbing revelations". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  7. ^ Bruney, Gabrielle (May 27, 2020). "Armed Guards and Death Threats: Inside the Making of Netflix's Harrowing Jeffrey Epstein Documentary". Esquire. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  8. ^ Shafer, Ellise (May 13, 2020). "Jeffrey Epstein Docuseries Gets Trailer, Netflix Release Date". Variety. Archived from the original on May 14, 2020. Retrieved May 14, 2020.
  9. ^ "'Filthy Rich' Trailer: Jeffrey Epstein Accusers Warn 'Monsters Are Still Out There'". TheWrap. May 13, 2020. Archived from the original on May 14, 2020. Retrieved May 14, 2020.
  10. ^ "Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  11. ^ "Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich". Metacritic. Retrieved June 10, 2020.

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