Jun 18, 2022 • 23M
Notes on SMIRK: Why I chose this frame
This podcast provides some additional context about SMIRK, including why I decided to tell the story from the standpoint of a romantic relationship.
My experiences uncovering the story of, and falling in love with, Martin Shkreli.
I’ve gotten all sorts of reactions to SMIRK, which is not surprising. It’s a polarizing topic, and I’m approaching it in a polarizing fashion.
One question that comes up a lot is why I decided to tell the story from the standpoint of having a “prison romance” with Martin. (Even though we are now just friends.)
It’s something that I’ve put a lot of thought into, actually. Here I explain my reasons.