All about the unlikely heartthrob of Netflix's hit documentary.
The Netflix documentary Making A Murderer has been getting a lot of buzz lately, and rightfully so. It's a very detailed series that follows the Steven Avery case and has displayed how flawed the justice system can be.
Although the series is in no way uplifting, there's something good coming out of it: Avery's defense attorney, Dean Strang. He's getting a fandom to the point where he's become an unlikely heartthrob, including people making fan art of him, plus a fake twitter account.
But what else is there to know about the dreamy attorney? Here seven things every fan should know:
1. He still talks to Steven.
When asked by Madison whether he visits Steven in prison he answered, "Not all that frequently but I've probably seen him four times in prison since he was sentenced. I've seen him in court post-conviction. We correspond. Jerry and I both sort of remain pro-bono resources to him."
2. He teaches law.
If you're falling for the attorney and studying law, then you're in luck. Strang is still practicing, but he also teaches law courses at University of Wisconsin.
3. He's still losing sleep over the case.
Many viewers of the documentary series have been kept awake thinking about the case. Well, imagine being the attorney. Strang told People that he still thinks about it. "It's a case that still keeps me up," he said. "At some selfish level, I'd love to forget a lot about it. But you can't and, of course, I don't really want to."
4. He's a published author.
The attorney wrote a book called Worse Than The Devil: Anarchists, Clarence Darrow, and Justice in a Time Of Terror about the eleven alleged Italian anarchists accused of firing a bomb in a police station and their unfair trial in 1917.
5. People are comparing him to Stephen Colbert.
The resemblance is pretty uncanny.
6. People are also comparing him to Atticus Finch.
Atticus Finch is a fictional character from To Kill a Mockingbird who defends a victim of prejudice in the courtroom.
7. His wife doesn't believe women have crushes on him.