Inspired by the true story of the controversial Michelle Carter “text suicide” case, Hulu’s “Girl from Plainville” digs deep into the teen who encouraged her boyfriend Conrad Roy III to commit suicide at the time. It’s essentially a limited series that revisits 2014’s Stranger Things, with mental health struggles and complex social situations navigating through every step of the way. So now, if you want to know more about the then 17-year-old (convicted of manslaughter) and her obsession with Lea Michele and “Glee,” in general, we’ve got you covered.
Is Michelle Carter really obsessed with Leah Michelle and Glee?
Like almost all teenage girls, Michelle Carter does get a lot of inspiration from different movies and TV shows in her daily life, but Glee is the most notable. It’s not just that she loves the idea of a group of misfits getting together; in fact, she’s (almost creepily) obsessed with the lead role played by Lea Michele and her on-screen and off-screen relationship with Cory Monteith. Additionally, she frequently refers to the actress on her social media platforms as her “Woman Obsession on Wednesday (WCW),” as described in the original Hulu.
It seems that Michelle has a deeper connection to Lea Michele and her role as Rachel Berry, which is why she couldn’t resist incorporating some of their phrases directly into her real life. In fact, court documents show, one of her messages to Conrad Roy quoted Rachel verbatim: “You were my first love, and I wish you were my last.”
More morbidly, these teen parodies started this month (October 2013), with “Glee” paying tribute to Corey after his accidental overdose death. Conrad was then found dead in his car from carbon monoxide poisoning, the very day the actor died – July 13. Michelle’s text messages to her boyfriend further suggest that it’s not just him.
the “idea” [Michelle Carter] It’s going to be the guy on Glee who has a boyfriend…I think it’s more true for her than for most,” reporter Jesse Barron on HBO’s “I Love You, Die Now” That’s because Conrad himself has been suicidal for a few years, which in the end only seems to have been encouraged by his girlfriend.
As if that wasn’t enough, after Conrad’s death, Michelle messaged her friends, “He’s the greatest man I’ve ever known, and I feel like the luckiest girl in the world every day” — —This sentiment comes directly from an interview with Ellen DeGeneres after Leah’s Corey passed away. At the time, the actress said: “I literally feel like the luckiest girl in the world every day; I just — I just think he’s the greatest.”
“I think the reason [Michelle]probably many of us young people like “Glee” or “Our Star’s Mistake” (a movie where the protagonist calls his girlfriend when he dies in his truck) – your world – is Because you can be the star of that show. You can put yourself in that fantasy; it’s an escape for those who feel lonely,” said Ai, who played Michelle Carter in “The Girl from Plainville.” Le Fanning explained. “It’s a joy all the way. [the series] is so important. Read through Michelle, she’s a Gleek. “
Read more: Who is Conrad’s girlfriend from Ohio? Is Lily based on a real person?