SBS True Stories
In Season 1 of this short-form series, emerging writers recount a high school experience: Maxine Beneba Clarke wants to chemically straighten her hair, and it's not going to end well; Michael Mohammed Ahmed recalls a demented day-in-the-life at Punchbowl Boys. In Season 2, which examines hidden culture, Nakkiah Lui's accounting of her own rape is a brutal, brilliant, masterful stand-out. These stories are evocative, dark, and feature distinctly Australian voices.
Season 3 takes a new tack, as a deep five-part investigation into the murders of gay men in Adelaide.
Gateway episodes: S1 E3 Punchbowl Boys (9 Sep 2015) / S1 E4: A Confidence Game (9 Sep 2015) / S2 E1 Late Night in a Car Park (30 Mar 2016)