Pretty Dangerous, a stylish and irreverent new series documents the harrowing, true stories of â€œbad girlsâ€ and the seemingly endless parade of male fools they have scammed, bilked, and sometimes murdered for money. The first of eight half-hour episodes kicks off on Wednesday, February 7 â€“ 10:30pm ET/PT on Global Television with the remarkable tale of Toronto con artist Tracy Sargent, who used her sexuality to defraud a variety of besotted men out of more than a million dollars over 20 years.
In the series’ premiere episode, Sargent, the former call girl is interviewed for the first time ever about her infamous career as a Toronto con artist, devastating the lives of dozens of high-profile men throughout the city, including CEOs, crown attorneys, priests, governors, and royalty. Her latest victim, â€˜Jack’ divulges how he was victimized by Sargent, although, and unbelievably, he continues to pay Tracy’s rent even after he put her in prison for five months.
Mixing quirky black & white film-noir footage with highly stylized narration, Pretty Dangerous exposes not only the femme fatales, but also their foolish, unsuspecting victims. The series is a groundbreaking crime documentation which takes a mischievous look at the extremes both gold-diggers and fools will go to in their thirst for money and love.
Subsequent episodes airing Wednesdays â€“ 10:30pm ET/PT:
* Cynthia Phillips â€“ February 14
A psychotic black widow who murdered several husbands, burned their houses and collected insurance money, before finally being caught for the murder of husband #4, in Texas.
* Della Dante Sutorius â€“ February 21
A gold digger from Ohio who slept her way through four husbands before murdering #5, a wealthy surgeon whose death she claims was a suicide.
* Barbara Holder â€“ February 28
A drug-addled Texas maven who used sex to persuade an ex-con and his pal to murder her husband for the life insurance payout.
As the series’ creator, writer, director and producer, Toronto filmmaker Barbara Shearer marries her extensive documentary background with her love for irreverent, ironic, sexy and controversial fare.