In the first few minutes of Netflix’s Inventing Anna, we get glimpses of the High Line Park and seafood restaurant Marea’s marble bar. It’s enough to make one wonder if the whole show, which follows the 2017 court case of the socialite scammer Anna Delvey (née Anna Sorokin), might adapt well to art world haunt bingo. But perhaps apropos of the Shonda Rhimes limited series's subject, the industry references run dry after the first few episodes. They are only there to provide luxurious context for a telling of the story that focuses, perhaps ill-advisedly, on the story of the journalist who broke the scoop rather than Delvey.
To Its Demise, Inventing Anna Tries to Reinvent the New York Art World
The Netflix drama based on the life of Russian-German scammer Anna Delvey breaks from reality, in story and in its art world references.