Jordan Peele to produce Lorena Bobbitt documentary series for Amazon

Amazon has greenlit Lorena, a new original documentary series for Prime Video that will be executive produced by Jordan Peele, who is most recently known for winning the Oscar this year for Best Original Screenplay. The four-part series will “reveal the hidden truths in the notorious case of John Wayne and Lorena Bobbitt and challenge the long-held narrative that surrounded the event.” Amazon says that the series will provide “a fresh perspective on the story of Lorena Bobbitt and how one event laid the groundwork for the modern 24-hour news cycle and increasing sensationalistic media coverage.”

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  1. Len Mullen says:

    The story of a drunken, drug addled couple for whom power games went terribly wrong. I wonder if they will play her confession recorded at the scene, “He always have orgasm [sic], and he doesn’t wait for me ever to have orgasm. He’s selfish.” I strongly suggest that men with unstable, drunk, and stoned wives move out before this series ‘enables’ their partners to take matters into their own hands. I expect headlines reporting copycat assaults to become tedious. This kind of vulgarity is why I left Netflix and will likely leave Amazon when my subscription ends.

    BTW, Lorena Gallo Bobbitt was arrested four years later for assaulting her mother…

    Neighbors told police that Gallo’s mother, 49-year-old Elvia Gallo, was watching television Friday morning when her daughter entered the room and started punching her, police Lt. Tim Rudy said.

    Elvia Gallo’s son separated the two women. The mother suffered minor injuries, including an abrasion around the eyes and minor scratches, police Lt. Paul Harris said.

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    The streaming company announced the four-part docu-drama, Lorena, tackling the notorious tale of John Wayne and Lorena Bobbitt — only re-examining the case for #MeToo era.

    The duo was a married couple who made worldwide headlines in 1993 when Lorena cut off her husband’s penis with a knife while he was asleep in bed. She alleged her husband had raped her earlier that evening.

    “Lorena reframes Lorena Bobbitt’s story around issues of sexism and domestic abuse.”

  2. Shaman says:

    Who cares?

    • AFTVnews says:

      I try to mention all of Amazon’s original shows at least once, regardless of topic. I’m with you though. This one is very low on my list of caring, which is why the post is 3 whole sentences, of which two are quotes.

    • Len Mullen says:

      I do. We had Netflix almost since launch. When they added streaming, their DVD library started to fall off. When they added original content, their streaming library shrank. We switched to Prime. Part of the appeal of Prime was the classic HBO content. I’m no fan of their original content, to begin with. If they are going to this crap, we will start fishing through the DVD bins again.

      More generally, I am genuinely concerned that the show will lead to copycat mutilizations — as media coverage of the trial did.

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