Netflix's documentary Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened has pulled back the curtain on one of 2018's craziest news stories only to reveal some even crazier stories. This includes a tale told by a producer of the festival, Andy King, and his willingness to perform oral sex on an individual to ensure the festival would be supplied with water. His story struck a chord with the internet, and King is shocked so many people latched onto the story. In fact, he says he's "blown away" by what happened.
I'm blown away by the response of the documentary, completely blown away. I'm now a noun, a verb, an adjective. It's mind-boggling. When someone reached out last weekend and said 'you're trending,' I'm like, 'I don't even know what trending means.'
Andy King told Netflix he doesn't have social media, so he missed out on the scores of memes dedicated to his story that have circulated the web. King was so out of the loop, he didn't even know what a meme was, or what it meant to be "trending." Imagine being known as the "oral sex guy" to scores of people on the internet, and having no idea about it until someone brings it to your attention.
It's a scenario that could be a nightmare for some, but Andy King is taking his 15 minutes of fame and trying to spin it into something positive. King explained in his interview with Netflix that he's using his voice to encourage others to whip something of their own out, their wallets. King said he's hoping his viral fame will encourage those to donate to the various GoFundMe pages set up to pay those who were cheated out of money. You can take a look at his full response below.
For those completely out of the loop and unaware of the story behind Andy King, he recalled in Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened the festival's supply of water was held by island customs until the organizers paid $175,000 for them. Instead of paying the money, Billy McFarland called up King and asked him for a big favor. The favor, as one may have guessed, was to give the head customs agent oral sex in exchange for the water.
Andy King was shocked by the request, but not so shocked to tell his colleague to kick rocks. King said he went home, showered, rinsed his mouth with mouthwash, and traveled to meet with the agent "fully prepared to suck his dick." King said the head customs agent couldn't have been nicer, and agreed to release the water provided his department was one of the first people paid when the money came through.
It's just one of the many crazy stories a Netflix subscriber will hear about the event should they login to their account and watch Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened. For a look at some other shows coming to television today, or in the coming weeks, head on over to our midseason premiere guide.