Who Is Telling the Truth in Fakes: Zoe and Becca? – A new comedy-drama series on Netflix called “Fakes” is about two best friends from high school who indulge in the risky practice of printing bogus identification. Since every episode is told from one of the perspectives of the pals, the narrative and presentation are not too bad, considering how little the show adheres to truth or plausibility. Overall, “Fakes” is a watchable series with little substance or serious thought.
Emilija Baranac and Jennifer Tong play the primary characters in the dramedy program, which also stars many additional actors. Without further ado, read on to learn more about the series, the plot, and the Netflix release date of Fakes.
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“Fakes” Season 1 Plot Synopsis – What’s the Story of the Series?
“Fakes” opens with images of two adolescent females being detained after the cops break up a party. The background narrator also reveals that the two had been operating a business that printed and sold fake identification documents. However, Rebecca and Zoe, each other’s closest friends, assert that they both contributed to the outcome. From this point on, the show alternately shows each episode from the perspectives of the two individuals.
A young girl named Zoe, who was primarily focused on her studies, created a false identification card for herself to gain entrance to a library that she would not otherwise have been permitted to visit. One night, Rebecca calls her best friend and asks her for assistance with a car ride. When Zoe arrives and her friend learns about the fake ID she has created, the two girls have a plan to attempt to turn this act of forgery into a company. Zoe conducts an additional study on the subject and copies Rebecca’s driver’s license.
They instantly recognize the sizable market that such a high-demand forging venture could provide them with. All minor schoolchildren seek out fake IDs to purchase alcohol for parties, and the two girls could consequently earn a lot out of it. The more outgoing of the two, Rebecca, contacts Tryst, a potential dealer who works as a cashier at a clothing store in a mall. The man is impressed when the two ladies create a false ID for Tryst and present it to him; as a result, he claims that he might sell similar documents if the girls could produce more.
However, as soon as one of her classmates approaches her for a false ID, Zoe hesitates to handle the situation and has a major panic attack. Rebecca supports her through it, and the two pledge not to carry out such a scheme. But as the youngsters are approached by Tryst after school, it is evident that fate has other plans for them. When they inform Tryst of their change of heart, he responds that he has already received orders from clients and has received advance payments from them. Rebecca and Zoe have just two options left: either counterfeit the IDs that clients have sent in or pay Tryst the sizeable sum they have paid in advance.
Who Is Telling the Truth Between Zoe and Becca?
This tale is initially delivered from the perspectives of two contradictory and unreliable narrators. Both protagonists speak directly to the audience as they each explain how they came to be involved in the false ID industry. One of the girls ends up in jail, while the other doesn’t, and they both discuss needing to repay a man by the name of Tryst (Richard Harmon).
In essence, Turko said to Yahoo Canada, “In terms of the fourth wall breaking, talking to the audience, I always knew that would be part of the show from its genesis, essentially, in terms of knowing that the structure of the story was,…two best friends competing for that last word, I felt talking directly to the audience is the best way to do that. We are very specific and careful with where that’s used because you don’t want that to become overused and get redundant.”
“It’s telling us more about their character in terms of how they view the world and the certain things that they decide to show us, or not show us, when they’re telling their side of the story.”
Regarding playing Tryst, Richard Harmon said, “The most exciting prospect to me, off the beginning, had to do with the unreliable narrators and it’s a very rare opportunity for an actor to be able to have zero continuity in how he plays his role. I don’t need to keep anything the same, I can completely change myself in any given scene, or any given episode.”
This applies to all three characters from different points of view, but especially to Zoe and Becca. Many different incidents are seen from both of their points of view. Predictably, the girls attempt to portray the other person as the instigator while portraying themselves as a reluctant participants, if not outright victims.
The truth likely lies somewhere in between the two accounts of the events, as is frequently the case. There is a third version, that of Tryst, but he hasn’t seen everything that transpired between the two girls, so we can ignore him for the time being. We must keep in mind that the girls are attempting to position themselves as more sympathetic than the other, so we must be skeptical of everything we see on screen. We don’t doubt that these events actually occur on film; rather, we query whether they occur exactly as they are portrayed.
The season’s final scene features a really intriguing event. Becca and Zoe are captured by Guy, the counterfeit ringleader, who commands them to murder Tryst. Just before the titles begin to roll, both females look directly into the camera, confirming that this scene accurately captures how it actually happened.
You can stream “Fakes,” series on Netflix with subscription.