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09th Jan 2019

New documentary series from director of Get Out tells the story of one of the infamous crimes ever committed

Rory Cashin


“Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl. Girl cuts boy’s penis off.”

Back in 1993, you could barely turn on the TV without hearing about the infamous Lorena Bobbitt case.

John Wayne Bobbitt and Lorena Bobbitt were an American couple, married for four years, whose relationship made world-wide headlines when Lorena cut off her husband’s penis with a knife while he was asleep in bed.

The penis was subsequently surgically reattached, but the court case following the incident became a worldwide sensation.

Now, over 25 years later, both sides of the story are about to be told in Lorena, a new four-part documentary series that features Jordan Peele (director of Get Out and Us) as an executive producer.

The series will reveal the hidden truths in the notorious case of John Wayne and Lorena Bobbitt and challenges the long-held narrative that surrounded this event, while attempting to provide a fresh perspective on the story of Lorena Bobbitt and exposes how this event laid the groundwork for the modern 24-hour news cycle and increasing sensationalistic media coverage.

Lost in tabloid coverage and late-night talk show jokes, the Bobbitt story was a missed opportunity for a national discussion on domestic and sexual assault in America, and the series sets out to be a ground-breaking re-investigation of the deep moral issues and painful human tragedies buried at the heart of an infamous American scandal.

Lorena will be released in full on Amazon Prime on Friday 15 February.

Check out the trailer here:

Clip via Amazon Prime Video