Netflix to screen ‘Persona: Sulli’?
The K-pop star’s death sparked serious conversations about South Korea’s stance on misogyny and cyberbullying
CINDY ORG/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE | SULLI
*Warning: mention of suicide*
A short film on the late K-pop star Sulli is in talks to premiere on Netflix.
“Persona: Sulli is a project produced by Mystic Story. Currently, general discussion is underway including on whether to stream [the film] on Netflix along with the final release date,” a source from the streaming platform said.
This follows a social media post revealing that Persona: Sulli was included in Netflix Brazil’s catalogue to be released on 16 June.
The first series, Persona, was released in 2019, featuring IU. Persona 2, helmed by five directors and filmed the same year, was halted due to the sudden passing of Sulli, who took her own life at her home in Seongnam, a city close to Seoul.
Her death sparked serious conversations about South Korea’s stance on misogyny and cyberbullying. Before her passing, Sulli was relentlessly targeted on social media for perceived offenses such as not wearing a bra, getting drunk, calling older male actors by their first names and openly supporting the country’s revised abortion law.
Sulli, born Choi Jin-ri, first appeared as a child actress in 2005 in SBS’ Ballad of Seodong. In 2009, she debuted as a member of K-pop girl group f(x). She acted in the K-dramas To The Beautiful You and Fashion King.
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