The Netflix documentary highlights their achievements—including being a finalist for the 2012 Heisman Award, a five-star recruit, and the adored son of Hawaii.

Te'o claims in the documentary that one reason he was so trusting was because "before 2009, nobody knew anything about catfishing."

After Ronaiah Tuiasosopo's identity as the actor who played Lennay was made public, questions about his sexual orientation surfaced. He also missed out on millions of dollars in potential NFL earnings after being selected by the San Diego Chargers in the second round despite being projected for the first round.