The role of the Internet in a shocking robbery

from netflix The Real Hollywood Ring Bling Heist is here and we meet the people behind one of the biggest incidents in Hollywood in 2009. This is the true story of two of the perpetrators, Alexis Neiers and Nick Prugo, who remember the events and how far they have come.

The show follows the events and the people who somehow pushed them to commit these crimes and the media that blew up the case like no other. This documentary will show you how the Internet became one of the main reasons this crime was possible.

The Netflix synopsis says:

A group of Los Angeles teenagers arrested in 2009 for burglarizing celebrity homes inspired a media frenzy and a movie. Now, two of them tell their stories.

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The documentary begins with Alexis Neiers and Nick Prugo looking back on their childhood days in Hollywood Valley and how their lives changed from naïve kids whose fascination with fame changed their lives.

It starts with Nick talking about his early days, his friendship with Rachel (another perpetrator of the famous heist), and how these two started this big heist. Going from petty theft to breaking into Paris Hilton’s home, these two got all the help they needed from the internet to pull off their robbery successfully.

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The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist. (L to R) Alexis Haines and Nicholas Prugo at The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist. chrome Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

Next, we have Alexis talking about her childhood, which turned into a disaster after her parents and mother divorced, which landed them in huge debts. The great impact her mother had on her love of fame is evident through her recollection of those days.

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The documentary begins this way, and through the memory of those events, we can say that it was not only the disordered minds of teenagers that led to this big incident, but also the easy accessibility of information from celebrities.

The 2000s are known to have been a time when anyone could become a celebrity, and with the rise of the internet, this need for fame became even worse among teenagers. Those years were just the height of this yearning for the spotlight because, as we can see, today it has only gotten worse.

Throughout the documentary, we see the various individuals connected to these two perpetrators and their attitudes towards what happened back then. While there is some regret over what happened between these people, we can’t help but overlook that their love of fame and publicity led them to do the wrong things in the first place.

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The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist. Alexis Haines at The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist. chrome Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

Also, while the two perpetrators are trying to come clean about what happened back then while showing some regret, there are hints of the teens who once seemed to have fame on their faces. It’s pretty apparent that Nick isn’t happy about Alexis becoming the face of the Bling Ring while he’s on the sidelines.

All in all, this documentary seems pretty pointless to a point because these fame seekers getting another round of publicity after having traumatized people is certainly not right.

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But we can’t disagree that while this may seem like an attempt to whitewash these people, this is just the creators’ way of looking at the internet from a different point of view. This is a spectacle of how the Internet creates fame seekers who can also take a dangerous turn.

Also, the distortion between real and fake soon disappears, which only creates more problems for future generations.

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The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist. Nicholas Prugo in The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist. chrome Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

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This is definitely more than just another crime documentary because it draws our attention to bigger issues that we are headed for because of our need to be the center of attention.

We can’t deny that this internet generation loves fame and is ready to get it any way they can. As this documentary takes us back to one of the biggest problems it caused in the past while it was still in the growth phase, this is an opportunity to look ahead to the problems that lie ahead.

As the line between real and fake quickly blurs, we’ll forget to look straight ahead instead of looking at our screens.

This is a good watch to inform us about the dangers of the Internet and should not be missed.

Clock The Real Hollywood Ring Bling Heist on Netflix.

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