Tell Me Who I Am is the latest Netflix documentary to leave everyone that’s seen it reeling from the experience.
Those that sat down to watch the documentary weren’t expecting the harrowing journey they were subjected to.
Packaged as the true story of a twin that lost his memory after a motorcycle accident, the doc racked up millions of views since its release last Friday (Oct, 18.)
Anyone that decided to tune in to the documentary about twin brothers Alex and Marcus Lewis as a light Sunday evening watch found themselves wrapped into one of the most harrowing stories of abuse and trauma of recent years.
The documentary was based on a book of the same name, written by the twins in 2013.
However, the book does not go into nearly as much depth or detail as documentary filmmaker, Ed Perkins manages to squeeze into this 1hr 25-minute masterpiece.
“Tell Me Who I Am” on Netflix is one of the most bizarre and emotionally impactful stories I’ve ever seen. Made it to the end and I think I’m changed forever. Never had my heart completely broken and healed again in the space of 90 mins. 📹#tellmewhoiam— Amy Mallett (@amy_mallett) October 20, 2019
Audiences were hooked by the unbelievable events that led to Marcus Lewis rewriting his brother’s history after the memory loss. The documentary opened questions about the notion of a “good” lie and whether it’s right or wrong to keep someone from difficult truths.
I just watched “tell me who I am” on Netflix and I am so angry because humans suck so much when on the other hand the connection between identical twins fascinates me forever. This documentary is really brutal, but also cinematic beautifully created.— kora (@korawrsully) October 20, 2019
Since it’s release, there have been conflicting opinions on the documentary. Some people could not cope with the harrowing details of the abuse detailed in the documentary and wished they could have been warned.
I was grossly underprepared for that Netflix doc Tell Me Who I Am. Not the ‘coming out of coma after accident’ journey story I expected. Deeply, deeply disturbing. Not sure it should’ve made at all.— Kristoff (@mrsanderzisin) October 18, 2019
Whilst others have praised the twin brother’s story and are celebrating the fact that the important documentary was made.
Tell Me Who I Am is sooooooo good and SO IMPORTANT 👏🏻— m. 🦇 (@mvmelia) October 24, 2019
Intense story and can be triggering for some but definitely a watch and it’s time to make abuse less taboo.
You can watch the trailer below in preparation for what is certain to be the documentary everyone will be talking about for months to come…