Lorena — Official Trailer

source:   youtube.com

added: Tue, Jan 8th '19

It was the shocking bizarre incident that was felt around the world, which made men simultaneously groan out loud.

A little more than 25 years ago. On June 18, 1989, abused housewife Lorena Bobbitt literally took the law into her own hands when she sliced off her abusive husband's penis after she allegedly experienced a traumatic night of physical abuse and sexual assault.

The incident immediately made headlines everywhere and became daily fodder for tabloid newspapers and court TV. In turn, Lorena became a symbolic figure for abused women and victims of domestic violence. She also was deemed in the press as a "Hot Blooded Latina," a scorned woman who must have been driven mad by jealousy.

Lorena's husband, John Wayne Bobbitt, also became an instant tabloid celebrity and a highly sought-after guest on radio and talk shows as their much-publicized court case devolved into a he-said/she-said dispute.

From executive producer Jordan Peele (Get Out) and directed by documentarian Joshua Rofe, "Lorena" is a four-part true-crime docu-series exploring the events surrounding the infamous John and Lorena Bobbitt case.

The documentary will make its world premiere later this month at the Sundance Film Festival. It will then be released on Amazon Prime February 15th.

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.

 

directed by   Joshua Rofe

release date   February 15, 2019 (on Amazon Prime Video)

 
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