Unless you’ve been living in a social media vacuum, you’ve probably not escaped the avalanche of Inventing Anna -related hype, memes and collective bafflement. So you probably already know it’s based on the real-life case of “fake heiress” Anna Sorokin (aka Anna Delvey) . And if you’ve already sat down to binge its nine episodes, you’ll also know the Netflix miniseries is packed with subtle details and references easy to miss as the plot zips and zings along. Thankfully, we’re here to help. Here are 15 important details you might have missed while collecting your jaw from the floor … 1. Vivian Kent writes for a fictionalised version of New York Magazine Jessica Pressler, a journalist with New York Magazine , wrote an article exposing the real-life Anna Sorokin in May 2018. The on-set magazine office highly resembles that magazine’s own, according to Vulture, an entertainment news site – but of course using the real title would break all the rules. Meet Jessica Pressler, the real Vivian Kent from Inventing Anna 2. There’s a hidden warning that the show is fictional in every episode On the first episode of Inventing Anna the warning is quite clear, posted against a black screen and written in basic text. As the season continues, it’s hidden in places like on billboards, on building plaques and in newspaper headlines. 3. Billy McFarland and Fyre Festival are real … and Anna Sorokin has a connection to him In episode four, Anna crashes at one of the lofts owned by the scammer behind the infamous Fyre Festival, Billy McFarland. According to Page Six, Sorokin “moved into the Wooster Street headquarters of McFarland’s dubious credit-card company Magnises for four months” and “wouldn’t leave”. Netflix’s Inventing Anna fact check: how 5 big plot moments really happened 4. Martin Shkreli is another real-life convicted criminal Martin Shkreli is known as “Pharma Bro” for intentionally causing “the price of a potentially life-saving antiparasitic medication” that was sometimes used to treat HIV, to skyrocket in 2015, per ABC News. Per Jessica Pressler’s New York Magazine article, Sorokin did have dinner with Shkreli one night and he really did play her Lil Wayne’s “Carter V” album before it was released. Taste. 5. There are a lot of Scandal connections Katie Lowes has perhaps the most significant Inventing Anna role of all alums of Scandal , the long-running political thriller series also created by Shonda Rhimes. Lowes plays Rachel Williams, the former Vanity Fair photo editor who Anna leaves on the hook for a US$62,000 bill for a group trip to Morocco. But Lowes isn’t the only Scandal star to appear in Inventing Anna . Jeff Perry plays Lou, one of Vivian’s colleagues in “Scriberia” – an area of Manhattan’s office to which old writers are banished. He played Cyrus Beene, chief of staff to the first president Grant and vice-president to the second on Scandal . Kate Burton plays Nora Radford on Inventing Anna and was Sally Langston, the conservative firebrand vice-president turned TV talk show host on Scandal . Burton and Perry were both on Grey’s Anatomy as well, playing Meredith Grey’s parents Ellis and Thatcher Grey, respectively. Last but not least, Joshua Malina played David Rosen on Scandal and appears as Henrick Knight on episode two of Inventing Anna . He’s the man whose yacht Anna squats on until she’s caught. Meet Park Solomon, breakout star of zombie K-drama All of Us Are Dead 6. Vivian’s timeline of Anna’s actions has Olivia Pope vibes It’s not set up at a fancy office with big windows, but Vivian’s timeline definitely gives off Olivia Pope vibes nonetheless – yep, we’re talking Scandal again. 7. Long-time Rhimes fans will also recognise a familiar office assistant Christopher Lowell plays Noah on season one, episode seven of Inventing Anna . He’s the videographer who Rachel enlists to document the Morocco trip, and who has a crush on Rachel. Lowell also played the beloved dreamy office assistant Dell on the Grey’s Anatomy spin-off Private Practice . Inside the New York building that Netflix’s Anna Delvey coveted 8. Neff tells Vivian one of the Culkin brothers was at a dinner party she attended with Anna In one scene, Neff tells Vivian that “one of the Culkin brothers, maybe the one from Home Alone ” was at a dinner party she attended with Anna It’s a small moment, but pretty entertaining given that Anna Chlumsky, who plays Vivian, starred in the 1991 film My Girl , alongside Macaulay Culkin, of Home Alone fame. 9. A major image in the New York magazine story has been tidied up Sorokin’s hair is significantly messier in the actual feature photo for the New York Magazine story than it is in the Inventing Anna recreation. OK, small, but it counts. 10. Vivian’s baby does have a name Vivian is pregnant throughout many episodes of Inventing Anna and the baby is born on episode seven. It’s not until the final episode that we learn her daughter’s name is Maddy. How did Inventing Anna’s Anna Delvey and Julia Fox become friends? 11. Vivian uses something Anna said to her as motivation while giving birth In season one, episode one, “Life of a VIP”, Anna tells Vivian, “You’re not special. People have babies every day. They squat in fields.” When Vivian is finally giving birth in season one, episode seven, “Cash on Delivery”, her husband Jack motivates her to push by making her say, “People squat in fields” and “I am not special”. 12. There is a real Instagram account that tracked Sorokin’s court looks The Instagram account seen on the Inventing Anna finale, @AnnaDelveyCourtLooks is real and has 38,200 followers to date. 13. Anna’s boyfriend Chase was inspired by a real-life app developer On Inventing Anna , Anna’s boyfriend is named Chase Sikorski, an up-and-comer in the tech world who’s working on an app called Wake that catalogues dreams. Chase is played on the show by Saamer Usmani. Who is The Tinder Swindler’s Israeli model girlfriend, Kate Konlin? Sorokin’s real-life boyfriend was never mentioned by name in the New York Magazine article, however, and was referred to by Pressler only as, “a futurist on the TED-Talks circuit who had been profiled in The New Yorker ”. Many speculate that Sorokin’s real-life boyfriend (and likely the inspiration for Chase on Inventing Anna ) was an app developer named Hunter Lee Soik, who did, in fact, give a TED talk in 2013, and was profiled by The New Yorker the same year. His LinkedIn profile states his position as the founder and executive chairman of the Ensō group, “a Hong Kong-based family office focused on investing in frontier technology and breakthrough product experiences”. Much like the character Chase, Soik was born in Asia and adopted by a couple in the Midwest, per The New Yorker profile. He also was working on an app that kept track of users’ dreams, called Shadow. 14. Murder, She Wrote is on the TV when Vivian first visits Anna in prison Vivian seemingly becomes distracted by the Angela Lansbury series while waiting to see Anna. 17 exciting new K-dramas to watch on Netflix in 2022 15. Neff works at a hotel called 12 George – a reference to the real hotel where Anna stayed As revealed in Pressler’s 2018 article, the real-life Sorokin first met her friend Neffatari “Neff” Davis while Davis was working as a concierge at the 11 Howard hotel. Sorokin plied Davis with US$100 tips, and the two soon became friends. On Inventing Anna , the hotel’s name is tweaked slightly to 12 George. The first episode sees Vivian head there to meet with Neff. This article originally appeared on Insider . Want more stories like this? Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .