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What You Should Know Before Watching 'The Girl From Plainville'

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On March 29, 2022, Hulu released the first episode of its eight-episode limited series “The Girl From Plainville,” a dramatized docuseries that tells the real-life story of Michelle Carter (played by Elle Fanning), a teenager who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter after her boyfriend, Conrad Roy III (played by Colton Ryan), died by suicide.

If the name Michelle Carter sounds familiar, that’s probably because her case drew national attention. Thousands of text messages between Carter and Roy revealed that Carter had encouraged and even urged Roy to take his life.

In the end, Carter’s case was the first to hold a person responsible for another’s suicide. The TV adaptation provides pre- and post-show content trigger warnings for “subject matter related to mental health and suicide” along with contact information for the Crisis Text Line and National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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