A re-examination of one of the most notorious cases of marital strife (and that’s putting it very lightly) is coming to a screen near you. Amazon Prime Video released a trailer for their new docuseries Lorena and have announced that the docuseries will be released on the streaming service on Feb. 15 after making its world premiere at Sundance Jan. 29.
Directed by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Joshua Rofé (Lost for Life) and executive produced by Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld for Monkeypaw, the four-part docuseries reveals the hidden truths in the notorious case of John Wayne and Lorena Bobbitt and challenges the long-held narrative that surrounded this event that captivated the country and pop culture.
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. Lorena is a groundbreaking re-investigation of the deep moral issues and painful human tragedies buried at the heart of this infamous American scandal.
Peele and Rosenfeld serve as executive producers alongside Steven J. Berger and Joshua Rofé for Number 19; Tom Lesinski and Jenna Santoianni for Sonar. It is produced by Monkeypaw, Sonar Entertainment and Number 19.
Watch the trailer above.