The Ringleader: The Case of the Bling Ring

Erin Lee Carr
Dani Sloan

An exploration of the infamous Bling Ring robberies, told through an exclusive interview with so-called teenage mastermind Rachel Lee. 

Directed by Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Erin Lee Carr (HBO’s At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal), this eye-opening documentary examines the motivations behind the infamous Bling Ring robberies of the mid-2000s through a first-time interview with alleged mastermind Rachel Lee. Driven by the need to be “cool,” a then 19-year-old Lee and her friends burglarized the homes of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom, and others – helping themselves to over three million dollars’ worth of watches, jewelry, clothing, and cash. Recontextualizing the events behind the sensational headlines, The Ringleader: The Case of the Bling Ring sheds light on a culture of excess that led a group of teens from a wealthy California neighborhood to covet the lifestyles of the rich and famous.

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