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The True Story Behind Netflix's Baby Reindeer and Martha Scott

the wild true story behind baby reindeer and martha scott

Spoiler Alert: Spoilers Ahead for Baby ReindeerSeemingly every month brings a new handful of Netflix originals, but this month has brought about one of their best in a long time. Baby Reindeer, created by Scottish actor Richard Gadd and based on his one-man-play of the same name, seems like the kind of story that could easily be lurid and exploitative. Instead, the show, depicting a standup comic’s efforts to deal with a stalker, offers a surprisingly nuanced perspective on mental health issues and the kinds of trauma men deal with but don’t talk about openly. And all the while, it still manages to be darkly funny.