Angelyne doesn’t take the obvious route for being a documentary or a series. Like its blond bombshell, it blends both genres with enough acid to confuse the viewers.
The Peacock original limited series puts the light on the mysterious blonde bombshell who took over Los Angeles billboards in the mid-1980s, planting the seed for famous-for-being-famous influencer culture. If you know Paris Hilton & Kim Kardashian, you can consider Angelyne as their fairy godmother.
Starring Emmy Rossum as Angelyne, the show is a wild and confusing ride, but also an intriguing look at the influencer culture. The approach is mockumentary style; however, it isn’t mocking its subject. If anything, the show is very respectful of its star and her positive light is celebrated.
In fact, it is a vibrant series that’s more interested in the stories that people tell themselves than it is in cold hard facts. And in its own way, that’s the most truthful way to look at someone’s life.
Should you watch it?
Before Paris Hilton and Kim K, there was Angelyne. I didn’t know anything about her before watching this series, and that’s why you should watch it too.