Documentaries on some real-life supervillains – Here’s what to watch on Crave this weekend

Plus, the directorial debut of a highly acclaimed up-and-coming Black filmmaker.
Published February 19, 2021 11:45 a.m. EST
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This week, Crave serves up a pair of docs featuring two infamous creatives and an inspiring independent drama. 

Allen v. Farrow

It's a big doc weekend on Crave, starting with the one everybody will be talking about on Monday morning's work zoom call: the HBO original documentary series, Allen V. Farrow. As told from the Farrow perspective, Allen v. Farrow is a four-part series exploring 7-year-old Dylan Farrow's accusations of sexual abuse against her adopted father, American film director Woody Allen, and the story behind the closely-watched Allen-Farrow saga that subsequently unfolded.

The film includes first-hand accounts from Mia Farrow, Dylan Farrow, Ronan Farrow and others to piece together the narrative that played out in the media and what was going on behind the scenes. 

You can stream part-one of it on Sunday, February 21 at 9 PM ET with new episodes dropping Sundays on Crave

Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine

The embodiment of “more infamous than famous” —  the story of New York rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has held hip-hop hostage for a few years now. Real name Daniel Hernandez, 6ix9ine is a self-described master troll and a “snitch” who rose to infamy publicly beefing with hip-hop heavyweights like Meek Mill and Snoop Dogg as well as known gangsters.

Showtime’s new original documentary series Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine explores everything from his rise to the top of the Billboard charts to his divisive role as an FBI informant against his former business associates. Notably, the series’ director Karam Gill called 6ix9ine a “truly a horrible human being" — but a “social media mastermind” with an uncanny ability to “spark a reaction” and "rise to fame without any talent or morals." If that doesn’t tell you everything you need to know, we don’t know what will.

You can stream episode one of Super Villain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine February 21 with new episodes dropping Sundays on Crave

Miss Juneteenth

With an impressive 99 per cent critics' score on Rotten Tomatoes, highly acclaimed up-and-coming filmmaker Channing Godfrey Peoples' directorial debut film Miss Juneteenth has landed on Crave, bolstering the Black Excellence Collection.

Set in a Texas suburb, a former beauty queen and single mom preps her teenage daughter for the local Miss Juneteenth beauty pageant. The film stars 42's Nicole Beharie, who is stunning in the lead role, and How to Get Away with Murder's Kendrick Sampson. Making its way around the festival circuit early last year to high esteem, the film is definitely worth checking out this weekend.

You can stream Miss Juneteenth on Crave today.

Still looking for more streamy goodness? Check out what dropped on Crave last week and our roundup of everything that's hitting streaming platforms in February

BEFORE YOU GO: New Crave original doc ‘Lennox Lewis: The Untold Story’ is a knock out

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