The streaming television renaissance has ushered in a new world of documentaries for the edification of the viewing public. Netflix’s August release schedule sees wads of heavy fare, tackled by outstanding filmmakers.
On August 3, “Pray Away” debuts on the service, exploring the experiences of individuals pushed towards “conversion therapy.” That same day, the true backstory of the indie flick “How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)” comes to Netflix with “Shiny_Flakes: The Teenage Drug Lord.” Continuing in a similar vein, “Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami,” drops on August 4, and promises to tell the tale of two of Florida’s most ambitious drug kingpins.
Then again, like the old saying goes, “a laugh’s as good as a criminal empire.” Netflix is also bringing the funny with a few comedy specials in August. Classic stand-up concert flick “The Original Kings of Comedy” is available to watch on the first of the month, and fresh Netflix original specials “Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang” and “Lokillo: Nothing’s the Same” drop August 10 and 12, respectively.
The Original Kings of Comedy
Shiny_Flakes: The Teenage Drug Lord
American Masters: Inventing David Geffen
Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami
Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang
UNTOLD: Malice at the Palace
Misha and the Wolves
Lokillo: Nothing’s the Same
UNTOLD: Deal with the Devil
Memories of a Murderer: The Nilsen Tapes
UNTOLD: Caitlyn Jenner
Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed
John of God: The Crimes of a Spiritual Healer
UNTOLD: Crime and Penalties