Here at Sugarscape we get that all-too-familiar pang of Netflix guilt every single weekend. Should we *really* have spent what could well be the only vaguely sunny afternoon of the year watching LOL for the sixty seventh time? Meh.
Well we think we might've found the answer, guys. DOCUMENTARIES. Staying in and shunning any form of social activity's totally acceptable if we're learning something, right? So yeah; we thought we'd fill you in on all our fave high brow(ish) documentaries on Netflix rn.
Grab the Double Stuff Oreos, mute the group chat and tell yourself it's ALL EDUCATIONAL with this lot:
Girlhood follows two young women's experiences with the American justice system; chronicling their time in a Maryland juvenile detention centre.
Hot Girls Wanted
This explores the dark side of the amateur porn industry and provides a shocking look at the girls who've experienced it first hand.
Web Junkie provides a distressing look at the rise of Chinese citizens addicted to the internet.
A documentary set everywhere from Louisiana to Kolkata in a bid to find out what *really* makes people happy.
Sex: My British Job
They basically upturn a North London brothel. Not gonna give too much away as to what they find, like. Give it a watch.
An insight into the corporations that've taken control of all aspects of the food chain in America; discussing everything from factory farming to the fast food industry.
Matt Wolf explores what actually makes the modern-day 'teenager' and how the concept's changed over the years. Dead interesting.
Nas: Time is Illmatic
The story behind the making of Nas's 1994 album Illmatic; a game changer in the rap business. One for any hip-hop lovers out there.
Y'all probably know about this one. It follows the story of Sea World killer whale Tilikum and explores the ethics of animals kept in captivity. It's also HEARTBREAKING, so be prepared.
A (quite depressing/worrying) look at the decreasign effectiveness of antibiotics with the rise of super bugs. Oh gahd.
What d'ya make of that lot, then? Tweet us over @sugarscape, please and ta very much.