The Circle: Fascinated by Lee’s Catfish Persona? Meet the Actual “River,” aka Doak Rapp
The primary 4 episodes of The Circle season two are formally out there for streaming on Netflix, and may you guess which contestant has already stolen our coronary heart? That is proper, Lee! Hailing from Dallas, Lee Swift is an out and proud homosexual man who’s been together with his accomplice for 32 years, which deserves a prize in and of itself. When he is not catfishing individuals by portraying himself as somebody 30-plus years youthful (extra on that later), he is writing erotic novels beneath the feminine pseudonym Kris Cook dinner. “I have been a catfish before they used the term catfish,” he joked in his intro package deal. To save lots of you sleuthers a while, we have already hunted down Lee’s skilled web site, which you’ll find here.
As if we could not love Lee extra, he revealed he needed to ask his 20-year-old niece for assist with “social media slang” earlier than approaching the present. Whereas we personally adore Lee’s bubbly persona, the 58-year-old determined to modify issues up a bit and enter The Circle group chat as River, a 24-year-old from Mertzon, TX, who additionally occurs to be Lee’s good friend IRL.
Being a profitable author, Lee hoped coming in as a fictional character would get him additional within the competitors. “As a writer, I guess that makes me a professional liar,” he quipped. “So, I don’t think anybody has a chance.” Catfishing as his good friend River, Lee writes in his Circle bio that he is a waiter and scholar, who’s “fun” and thrilling,” but also has a “delicate” facet. To keep away from partaking in any flirtatious conduct, Lee tells the group he is just lately out of a relationship and nonetheless mending his damaged coronary heart.
So far as similarities go between Lee’s pretend persona on the present and real-life River, there are none. Apart from the truth that they’re good pals.
To start with, River’s actual identify is Doak Rapp, and whereas his pretend character could also be homosexual on the present, he is straight. Equally, he is not from a small farm in Texas, however relatively Dallas. Whereas Roak himself is a reasonably personal particular person on social media, it is apparent from Lee’s Instagram he is one modern dude!
Keep updated on all issues Doak (@avengers_assemble21) and Lee (@leeswiftauthor) by following them on Instagram, and you’ll want to tune into The Circle on Netflix, the place new episodes drop weekly.
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