‘On Becoming a God In Central Florida’: The Real-Life Companies That Inspired the Show’s Pyramid Scheme

Multi-level marketing schemes (MLMs) are having something of a moment as of late — and not in a good way. From the podcast The Dream to the public disintegration of the women’s apparel company LulaRoe, MLMs are being exposed for their deceptive and manipulative marketing tactics, as well as the very real financial and emotional toll they take on people’s lives.

The latest entry in the genre is On Becoming a God In Central Florida, a Showtime series set in the 1990s that tells the story of Krystal Stubbs,

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