If you are a fan of Jordan Peele’s latest work then you might want to get yourself an Amazon Prime Video subscription.
“Lorena” will exclusively premiere on Amazon Prime come February 15. The four-part documentary series about the notorious Lorena Bobbitt case is produced by “Get Out” director Peele.
Lorena and John Wayne Bobbitt were an American couple that made headlines worldwide in 1993 after Lorena cut off John’s penis with a knife while he was asleep in their bed.
The series “reveals the hidden truths in the notorious case of John Wayne and Lorena Bobbitt and challenges the long-held narrative that surrounded this event,” a press release states. “The series provides 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,” the statement continues. “‘Lorena’ is a groundbreaking re-investigation of the deep moral issues and painful human tragedies buried at the heart of this infamous American scandal.”
The documentary is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Joshua Rofe (“Lost for Life”) and debuts at the Sundance Film Festival on January 29 ahead of its Prime premiere.