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From Executive Producer Jordan Peele, this four-part docuseries re-investigates the events of 1993, where Lorena Bobbitt sliced off her husband's penis after years of abuse.
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Series cast summary:
Lorena Bobbitt ...  Herself 4 episodes, 2019
John Wayne Bobbitt ...  Himself 4 episodes, 2019
Paul Ebert Paul Ebert ...  Himself 4 episodes, 2019
Kim Gandy Kim Gandy ...  Herself 4 episodes, 2019
Joe Biden ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2019
Blair Howard Blair Howard ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2019
Jenny Jones ...  Herself 3 episodes, 2019
Larry King ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2019
Kim Masters Kim Masters ...  Herself 3 episodes, 2019
Geraldo Rivera ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2019
David Berman David Berman ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2019
Bill Clinton ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2019
Katie Couric ...  Herself 2 episodes, 2019
Whoopi Goldberg ...  Herself 2 episodes, 2019
Steve Harvey ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2019
Anita Hill ...  Herself 2 episodes, 2019
Kristin Jeannette-Meyers Kristin Jeannette-Meyers ...  Herself 2 episodes, 2019
James Sehn James Sehn ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2019
Howard Stern ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2019
Gay Talese ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2019
Elizabeth Vargas ...  Herself 2 episodes, 2019


From Executive Producer Jordan Peele, this four-part docuseries investigates the events of 1993, where Lorena Bobbitt sliced off her husband's penis after years of abuse. John and Lorena Bobbitt's stories exploded into a 24-hour news cycle. She 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.

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15 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Lorena Bobbitt is mentioned indirectly (though not by name) in Fight Club (1999). See quotes for that movie. See more »


Referenced in The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: Street Trash (2019) See more »

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Excruciating, redemptive, fascinating look back at a pivot point in America's conscience
24 February 2019 | by TheReelMovieMavenSee all my reviews

I rated this documentary high because, technically, it's editing was so well done; by choice of editing certain scenes, juxtaposing spoken words with focus on different people and actions, the viewer could glean so much more of what was left unsaid and implied. When this incident actually occurred in the '90s, I gave it only my cursory attention, since I've never been a "tabloid" follower. But, the filmmaker recreates here the era, including the politically vacuous attitude toward women's issues even after the "Second Wave" of feminism was winding down, and the ultimate resiliance of Lorena Bobbitt that brought her to reclaim a life beyond being a tabloid joke. This is an important film. I am in awe of the filmmaker for having the inspiration and guts to make it. In this era of #MeToo, this should be required viewing in all high schools.

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