If you’re of a certain age, you’ve undoubtedly heard the name “Lorena Bobbitt.” She’s the woman known for cutting off her husband’s penis in 1993, and the ensuing trial made international headlines. Since then, the story has often been the butt of jokes, but many don’t recall (or refuse to acknowledge) the complex and nuanced details of the case, much of which come down to the word of a white man versus the word of his hispanic (and abused) wife.
“Lorena” is a new docuseries about the case coming to Amazon on February 15th, and the first trailer dropped today, January 8th. It looks as though the Jordan Peele-produced show is going to delve into the story like no other previous coverage.
See the tense trailer below:
Bobbitt was ultimately acquitted for the crime on the grounds of temporary insanity caused by years of abuse at the hands of her husband. She has seldom spoken about the case in subsequent years—that is, until now.