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Ever since he gained the Academy Award for Finest Unique Screenplay for Get Out, many have puzzled what author/director Jordan Peele’s subsequent mission could be. Positive, it was beforehand introduced that he and Key and Peele co-star Keegan-Michael Key could be reteaming for a stop-motion animation movie at Netflix, however what else? What was the acclaimed filmmaker’s subsequent sizzling button topic going to be? Based on Leisure Weekly, it appears Peele’s subsequent huge mission will concern “one of the crucial notorious tabloid tales of the 1990s” — the Lorena Bobbitt scandal.

But the brand new four-part docuseries with Amazon, which is presently titled Lorena, gained’t merely be a dramatized retelling of the evening Bobbitt infamously reduce off her then-husband John Wayne’s penis after he reportedly raped her that night. Peele’s strategy to the topic will reexamine the story (and the sensationalism that resulted) in mild of the trendy #MeToo and Time’s Up actions:

“Misplaced within the tabloid protection and jokes was the chance for a nationwide dialogue on home and sexual assault in America,” the press launch says, noting that the collection is timed to the 25th anniversary of the case.

“After we hear the title ‘Bobbitt’ we consider one of the crucial sensational incidents to ever be catapulted right into a full blown media spectacle,” Peele says. “With this mission, Lorena has a platform to inform her fact in addition to interact in a vital dialog about gender dynamics, abuse, and her demand for justice. That is Lorena’s story and we’re honored to assist her inform it.”

The pinnacle of unscripted programming at Amazon Originals, Heather Schuster, added that Peele is ideal for the docuseries as he possesses “a fascinating voice of social critique.” What’s extra, she mentioned, “Lorena reframes Lorena Bobbitt’s story round problems with sexism and home abuse and presents Prime members an unique new view into how America received her story fallacious and perhaps continues to get it fallacious.”

(By way of Leisure Weekly)

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