N. and her parents are from Turkey, and M.’s parents are from the former Soviet Union. N.’s family lived in Connecticut and was undocumented; her father was deported when she was in the fifth grade. Both went to rehab and relapsed; both suffered drug-induced psychosis — N. from crystal methamphetamine, M. from meth and crack cocaine. Neither young woman has left since (Karen Carlini, the associate director of Dynamic, said the staff felt that both young women’s accounts of their drug use were accurate). The young women’s first reaction was that the show felt real in its depiction of how Rue felt so amazing on drugs but looked like a wreck.
Source: New York Times June 24, 2019 21:56 UTC