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Murder, fraud and sex tapes: Why Hulu and other streamers are cashing in on true crime

23 November, 2022

It was one of the most bizarre crimes of 1980s Los Angeles. An ambitious Indian immigrant and founder of Chippendales, a club that featured shirtless male dancers, plotted the murder of his business partner and several others.

The sordid tale was covered in the 2014 book “Deadly Dance: The Chippendales Murders,” and helped inspire a Hulu series, “Welcome to Chippendales,” which launched on Tuesday and stars comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani.

It’s one of nearly half a dozen Hulu limited series launched this year that are based on real-life true-crime stories ripped from the headlines.

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