Baby Reindeer’s Stalker Reveals Her Identity & Says It’s All a Lie

Baby Reindeer’s Stalker Reveals Her Identity & Says It’s All a Lie
Image credit: Netflix

The show's creator decided to keep his stalker's real name a secret, but she herself decided to give the press permission to reveal it.

Without a star cast or a mind-blowing synopsis, Baby Reindeer has become a smash hit on Netflix, and deservedly so. It is a rare combination of a gripping plot, as well as psychological depth and authenticity: the main character’s self-revealing monologues make you feel not only sympathy and compassion for him, but also a whole range of contradictory emotions.

Baby Reindeer Is a Heartbreakingly Realistic Story

Actor and screenwriter Richard Gadd based this series on two of his confessional one-man shows, repeating the exact same path that Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Michaela Coel had taken before – from monologues at the Edinburgh Festival to worldwide TV fame in the form of Fleabag and I May Destroy You series respectively. All three based their explicit scripts on real-life traumatic experiences.

In theory, the same technique should be tiresome the third time around, but Gadd still manages to produce a refreshing effect. The point is that the honesty of his story does not turn out to be poorly veiled bragging, but actually testifies to humility and wisdom. It is obvious from his face, truly exhausted by harsh experiences, that he is forced to relive the traumatic experience in front of everyone, even though he himself decided to do so.

Martha Revealed Her Real Name of Her Own Free Will

Baby Reindeer’s Stalker Reveals Her Identity & Says It’s All a Lie - image 1

After binge-watching, viewers were naturally interested in seeing the real Martha, but Gadd deliberately did not reveal her name. However, this did not stop Martha from revealing herself at her own request.

Martha's real name is Fiona Harvey, she is a lawyer, and is now considering legal action against Netflix and Richard Gadd himself. Fiona denies that the events depicted in the series actually happened in real life:

“Gadd needs to prove I went to jail which just didn’t happen. I’ve never been sent to jail. That is blatantly obvious. [...] It’s a load of rubbish. I don’t have any money but I’m a perfectly capable lawyer so I will represent myself.”

Despite Fiona's objections, Netflix confirmed that the emails shown in the show were real, as was the "Sent from my iPhone" line at the end of each letter.

In just three years, she sent Gadd more than 41,000 emails, 350 hours of voicemails, numerous messages, and 106 pages of letters.

Source: Daily Record