Truth of Netflix's 'Baby Reindeer' emails shocks fans as they find 'evidence' of Martha IRL
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Truth of Netflix's 'Baby Reindeer' emails shocks fans as they find 'evidence' of Martha IRL

“It sounds JUST like her.”
23 April 2024 11:27AM

TikTok can't get enough of Netflix's 'Baby Reindeer', a stalker story with a difference about a budding comedian who makes friends with a customer at the pub he works at, only for her to become his worst nightmare.

Based on true events from creator Richard Gadd's real life, fans have begun digging deep into the show's IRL backstory. After learning that all the terrifying emails sent from the stalker character Martha are word-for-word real, viewers now think they've uncovered 'evidence' of her harassing Gadd on video.

Gadd plays himself as ‘Donny’ in the series, reliving the several years of intense stalking by 'Martha', while other areas of his life unravel simultaneously.

Fans were shocked to learn via Netflix UK that all of the emails sent from 'Martha' in the show were REAL, shown exactly as Gadd received them during the ordeal, complete with typos.

Gadd told Netflix he had received over 41,000 emails, 744 tweets, 46 Facebook messages, and 106 pages of letters from his stalker, who also created multiple fake Facebook accounts over the four and a half years of her harassment.

While the series brings Gadd's story to light, his stalker's identity remains a mystery - one that TikTok users are going to great lengths to figure out.

One piece of ‘evidence’ fans have found is what they suspect to be the real Martha attending one of Gadd’s comedy shows back in 2012.

Fans are comparing the constant laughing throughout this clip to what Donny (Gadd) describes as infectious during the series.

One fan wrote: “It sounds JUST like her.”

“Donny talks about a lot in the show for having an infectious laugh,” said another.

While a third asked: “Anyone else convinced it’s her who also filmed this?”

Amid all the speculation and research fans are putting in, Gadd told GQ that the show has “gone to such great lengths to disguise her”. So much so, that the real Martha might “not recognise herself” in the series portrayal.

As explained in the series, while there was a crazy number of messages, many weren't considered threatening enough for legal action. 

"The laws surrounding harassment and abuse are so stupid because they look for black and white, good and evil, and that's not how it works," Gadd told The Times.

Will Gadd ever reveal the mystery behind the real Martha? Probably not. But will we keep eating up all the TikTok investigations? Absolutely.