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Oscar award winner Jordan Peele is going from Get Out to Lorena, a four part docuseries on the 1993 case of Lorena Bobbitt, a Virginia woman who stood trial for cuting her husband’s penis off while he was sleeping.
The documentary, which was picked up by Amazon describes it as, “a Lorena is a groundbreaking re-investigation of the deep moral issues and painful human tragedies buried at the heart of this infamous American scandal. Lost in the tabloid coverage and jokes was the opportunity for a national discussion on domestic and sexual assault in America.”
Peele told Deadline, “When we hear the name ‘Bobbitt’ we think of one of the most sensational incidents to ever be catapulted into a full-blown media spectacle. With this project, Lorena has a platform to tell her truth as well as engage in a critical conversation about gender dynamics, abuse, and her demand for justice. This is Lorena’s story and we’re honored to help her tell it.”