The road to stardom is often seen as smooth sailing but only those who have walked down that road know of its harsh realities. Social media and television give glimpses of the glamourous celebrity lifestyle, from lavish cars to private jets but, there’s a dark reality behind it that many fail to realize.
Fame might be addicting but it comes with a hefty price. The TV series The Price of Fame explores the world of the famous, the rich, and the elites, shining light on a very excluded aspect of the celebrity lifestyle.
The TV series goes into depth, uncovering the truth behind the camera, and the toll it takes on these public figures. The show was first released in 2018, with its first season featuring 5 episodes that were dedicated to some of the biggest names in Hollywood. After being renewed, the second season started airing in July 2021. Here is the list of some of the most anticipated episodes.
1. Ernest Hemingway
The first episode is a three-parter that offers viewers a peek into the life of Ernest Hemingway. Hailing from Illinois, United States, Hemingway went onto become one of the most influential novelists of all time. The author had great control over his craft and many people admired his work was unique, all the while giving a familiar feeling.
2. Jimmy Carter
If there’s anyone who deserves an episode on this show, it’s Jimmy Carter and his adventurous lifestyle. Many might know him as the 38th President of the United States but Carter was already well-known in the music community well before. This is mainly the reason why after he was elected, musical stars were often pictured at the White House.
3. Johnny Cash
This musical legend ruled the industry and left an ever-lasting impact on the generations to come. Cash’s musical legacy both offers a glance at the American dream as well the 1950s. This episode pays tribute to the American star by showing a different side of Johnny Cash.
Wrapping It Up
Other hour-long episodes also cover the story of Shania Twain, Carrie Fisher, Prince, Robin Williams, and Johnny Depp. All these singers, actors, most of all famous figures, are the apple of the public’s eye but with all this love, fame, and recognition, comes a darker and much more intense reality.