The Prime Original series will take a new look at Lorena Bobbitt’s
infamous story from her perspective, timed to the 25th
anniversary of the case
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 5, 2018--
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced it has greenlit Lorena, a
Prime Original series executive produced by Jordan
Peele and produced by Monkeypaw
Entertainment. Directed by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Joshua
Rofé (Lost for Life), Lorena is a four-part
documentary series that reveals the hidden truths in the notorious case
of John Wayne and Lorena Bobbitt and challenges the long-held narrative
that surrounded this event. Lorena provides a fresh perspective
on the story of Lorena Bobbitt and how one event laid the groundwork for
the modern 24-hour news cycle and increasing sensationalistic media
25 years later, 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.
“Jordan has proven himself as a captivating voice of social critique and
we are excited to work with him on this project. Lorena reframes
Lorena Bobbitt’s story around issues of sexism and domestic abuse and
offers Prime members an exclusive new view into how America got her
story wrong and maybe continues to get it wrong,” said Heather Schuster,
Head of Unscripted, Amazon Originals.
“Our hope for this series is to give viewers pause when the next scandal
of the moment is presented to us as macabre entertainment. Often,
there’s profound pain and trauma just beneath the surface of stories
like Lorena’s,” said Rofé.
“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,” said Monkeypaw’s Peele.
Lorena is executive produced by Peele and Win
Rosenfeld for Monkeypaw, Rofé and Steven
J. Berger for Number 19, Jenna
Santoianni and Tom
Lesinski for Sonar and produced by Monkeypaw, Sonar Entertainment
and Number 19.
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