Bad Vegan: Fame, Fraud, Fugitives – Plot, Cast, Trailer, Release Date

How did a top vegan restaurant devolve into a tale of fraud and fugitives? That’s the question at the heart of Netflix’s latest scandalous documentary Bad Vegan. If there’s one thing Netflix knows how to do very well, it’s a documentary that gets the world talking.

Bad Vegan: Fame, Fraud, Fugitives – Plot & Cast!

Netflix is promising us a whole new rollercoaster ride of emotions with its upcoming true crime documentary Bad Vegan: Fame. Fraud. Fugitives. Also, we just got a brand new trailer. While it’s not a food-focused film, it does centre on the scandal behind one of New York’s most popular vegan restaurants, Pure Food And Wine. Specifically, the woman behind it all: Sarma Melngailis aka the ‘queen of vegan cuisine’.

A raw food devotee, Melngailis became a celebrity restaurateur who catered for the likes of Owen Wilson, Bill Clinton, model Gisele Bündchen and more. But that all quickly changed once she became a fugitive on the run.

Bad Vegan: Fame, Fraud, Fugitives - Plot & Cast!

The new four-part documentary comes from Chris Smith, the executive producer of Tiger King and director of Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened. It will explore how Melngailis went from the lauded pioneer of modern vegan cuisine to the ‘vegan fugitive’.

It’s New York’s strangest scandal and we just know each episode will come with revelations we’re not quite prepared for.
Melngailis even gets referred to as the vegan Bernie Madoff, the American fraudster and financier who ran the largest Ponzi scheme in history, so we know there’s a lot in store – especially as the trailer ends with Melngailis herself giving an interview.

Bad Vegan: Fame, Fraud, Fugitives – Trailer and Release Date!

Check the trailer below :

The new trailer provides a small sliver of the drama that will unfold in Bad Vegan and features interviews with ex-employees. Also, it is clear to see how much fanfare Melngailis produced with her restaurant.

Bad Vegan: Fame. Fraud. Fugitives. will be available to stream on Netflix on 16 March.

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