Great personal pain often makes for the material of great art, but what happens when that art enters a world full of wannabe online sleuths determined to dissect it and identify the real people in it, rather than accept it on its own “inspired by a true story” creative terms?

That’s the uncomfortable question facing comedian Richard Gadd whose new Netflix show, Baby Reindeer, is airing. It’s a dark, deeply uncomfortable drama based on his experiences as the target of a dangerous stalker and how the traumas he suffered as victim of sexual abuse at the hands of an older colleague complicated his relationship with his stalker. ..

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