As we watch Simpson’s rise and fall from fame, we see a parallel narrative about the city of Los Angeles, coinciding with the landmark double-murder trial in 1994.
This one transcends the sports documentary classification and becomes a larger argument about race, class, and fame in America.
As far as sports documentaries that look at everything surrounding the central subject goes, there’s nothing more engaging or in-depth as O.J.: Made In America.
Released in 2016, this five-part series takes a look at not only O.J. Simpson’s trial for the murder of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, it goes deeper into the former NFL legend’s career and place in society, especially in the city of Los Angeles, which is also a major focal point of the documentary.