YMMV / Catfish

  • Adaptation Displacement: These days, the MTV series is probably more well-known than the documentary itself.
  • Due to this film, "catfishing" has entered the modern parlance to indicate someone posing as someone else online. As such, it's reached It Was His Sled territory.
  • Life Imitates Art: The film jumped in popularity, or at least in references, after American football player Manti Te'o's girlfriend Lennay Kekua was revealed as a "catfish."