Los Angeles, Apr 6 (PTI) Amazon has greenlit a documentary series on Lorena Bobbitt with Jordan Peele attached to executive produce via his Monkeypaw Productions and Sonar Entertainment.
The four-part series, titled “Lorena,” will delve into the notorious case of husband and wife John and Lorena Bobbitt. In 1993, Lorena made headlines around the world when she cut off her husband’s penis. She later claimed that she did so after he raped her.
The series will examine how the case laid the groundwork for the modern 24-hour news cycle and increasing sensationalistic media coverage. It will also explore the national discussion on domestic and sexual assault in America, reported Variety.
“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 honoured to help her tell it,” Peele said.
Josh Rofe will direct the series.
Peele is coming off of an Oscar win for best original screenplay for his film “Get Out.”
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