@Meandering Whale @twitter Maybe someone should do a little sleuthing? The author appears to have deleted a different version of the story from his Tumblr, but the internet never forgets. The dead woman's name, in case you're curious, is Holly Barish-Sablich.
@solvingaproblemlikemaria I've seen the show a couple of times, and known one person who was catfished and each time the girl had been lonely, extremely overweight, and quite insecure. Looking for love, but certain that no one could love the real them, they adopted a fake persona so they could get a hit of what a relationship provides while only flirting with the prospect of rejection. It's all so very sad.
I was so sad to find this was in Northampton, UK and not where I live in Northampton, MA
@Heat Signature actually, he's done it with a number of women, the latest being Margaret Cho (who I think is beautiful but is probably not considered conventionally attractive by most). Stoya is a friend of his, and in "the industry," so I suspect it's not surprising he tapped her for the project.