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Shiny_Flakes: The Teenage Drug Lord

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Cocky teen sells illegal drugs online; language, violence.

Movie NR 2021 96 minutes
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Shiny_Flakes: The Teenage Drug Lord is disturbing on many levels. Canny viewers will see Schmidt as the arrogant, haughty, disdainful, superior, and possibly dangerous character he is, someone who looks down on others and believes the rules don't apply to him. But more impressionable, younger viewers may see him and his accomplishments as heroic and seek to emulate his methods. It doesn't help that in the effort to provide precise and accurate reporting, this documentary offers a veritable how-to on running an untraceable online illegal drug emporium. Given that Netflix has already launched a three-season drama based on Schmidt's drug selling career, this documentary seems like a stamp of approval on the young man's unrepentant audacity and cleverness.

Movie Details

  • On DVD or streaming: August 3, 2021
  • Director: Eva Muller
  • Studio: Netflix
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Run time: 96 minutes
  • MPAA rating: NR
  • Last updated: February 19, 2023

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