Gird your loins … there is a Lorena Bobbitt show in the works and Jordan Peele is producing.
“Lorena,” is set to be a four-part docuseries about one of the most insane and sensationalized crimes of the 1990s and that is saying something. This is the decade that brought us Tonya Harding, O.J. Simpson, The Menendez Brothers, Joey Buttafuoco, Mary Kay Letourneau and the murder of Gianni Versace (most of which, incidentally, have been recently turned into film and television projects.)
The series will be helmed by “Get Out” creator Jordan Peele and just got the greenlight from Amazon. “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.
Just to refresh your memory, Lorena Bobbitt cut off her husband John Wayne Bobbitt‘s penis in 1993 with a kitchen knife while he was asleep.
“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,” Peele says in a press release. “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.”