The Minds Behind ‘Making A Murderer’ Are Bringing You Another Great Binge-Watch


About Johnson & Johnson’s controversial Risperdal drug

After delivering what was arguably 2015's most talked-about about true-crime story, Making a Murderer, filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos are gearing up to deliver another great documentary. This time, instead of focusing on murder and the possibility of wrongful incarceration, the duo is focusing on Johnson & Johnson's Risperdal drug scandal. According to Paste, their narrative will be an adaptation of Steven Brill's serialized investigative piece for Huffington Post, "America's Most Admired Lawbreaker." 

For those not familiar with the case, Johnson & Johnson's Risperdal was a strong antipsychotic drug marketed towards children and the elderly. It was approved by the FDA to treat the schizophrenia, bipolar mania, and irritability associated with autism. After heavily pushing the product by offering kickbacks to pharmacists and doctors who prescribed the product and garnering about $30 billion in its sales, it was revealed that the company had been withholding information about its harmful side effects. It was one of the biggest health-care fraud cases in United States history.

Eventually, a $2 billion dollar settlement was reached, which pales in comparison to the money the health-care company made from the drug, and the effects it had on those who used it. No doubt this fact is one of the main inspirations behind Ricciardi and Demos tackling the story, as they have made it their mission to challenge the United States justice system.

The new series will be adapted with help from Nick Paluga, and produced by Smokehouse Pictures, the production company co-owned by George Clooney. Since it's early on in the process, there's no news about when the series will drop. Making a Murderer took 10 years to make, and you can't rush good storytelling.

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"Shame on you"

After actress Bella Thorne posted her own topless photos following a hacker threatening to release them, Whoopi Goldberg criticized her for having taken them in the first place during a segment of The View. In response, Thorne took to her Instagram stories to call out Goldberg for shaming her body and sexuality and announce that she'd be canceling her interview with The View.

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Billie Eilish paid tribute again to XXXTentacion; this time, for the one-year anniversary of his death. In a series of three posts to her Instagram Stories, Eilish remembered the rapper without naming him directly, writing "miss you," "hope you're okay up there," and "long live you" over black, blank screens. The tribute, screen-grabbed by a fan account and first reported on by NME, has already garnered criticism online.

"Up where baby he's in hell," a popular tweet from @vondylantweets wrote. Jokes aside, Eilish's continued support of the rapper and convenient refusal to acknowledge his long history of violent abuse is extremely disappointing.

Last year on the day of his death, Eilish posted a screengrab of a conversation with XXXTentacion captioned, "the strongest human being ive ever known. all you ever did was care." Months later, she played a tribute song for XXXTentacion, and was called out for her disappointing ignorance of his horrifying history of abuse (notably by NYLON).

One day following her first performance of the song, recordings of XXXTentacion admitting to domestic abuse and stabbing nine people were released by Pitchfork. In April of this year, Eilish defended her performance yet again, insisting her right to mourn while still not acknowledging his actions.


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Welcome to our third annual NYLON Pride party, which came in two parts: a panel, hosted at The Phluid Project, and a very big, very gay bash, which we threw at the Bowery Electric. It was easily the best Pride party of the year.

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