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The Notorious Lorena Bobbitt Story Gets the Jordan Peele Treatment

Jan 8, 2019  •  Post A Comment

“Lorena,” the Amazon Prime documentary series on the Lorena Bobbitt scandal of the 1990s, premieres Feb. 15, and Amazon released a trailer today for the series, which you can watch below.

Here’s the official synopsis:

“On a sleepy night in 1993, Lorena Bobbitt sliced off her husband’s penis after years of abuse. John and Lorena Bobbitt’s dueling narratives exploded in a ravenous 24-hour news cycle, igniting a renewed battle of the sexes. Lorena became a national joke, her suffering ignored by the male-dominated press. But as John spiraled downward, Lorena found strength in the scars of her ordeal. This four-part docuseries from executive producer Jordan Peele revisits the events of this American scandal and sheds a new light on one of the most sensationalized tabloid stories of our time.”

Uproxx notes: “It’s probably not lost on anyone that Peele, who dove in after winning the Best Original Screenplay for ‘Get Out,’ took on this project while being hailed as a new master of horror. The Bobbitt story has been ingrained as a pop-culture punchline for decades, but Peele has proven himself adept at digging into the psychological and thought-provoking aspects of how society reacts to atrocities. So, one would expect him to give a level-headed treatment to the domestic horrors suffered by Bobbitt.”

Here’s the trailer …

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