Trailer for Jordan Peele-produced docuseries about Lorena Bobbitt sets premiere date

Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming Lorena Bobbitt docuseries, “Lorena,” aims to share the story behind the notorious 1993 news story.

The four-part series from executive producer Jordan Peele and director Joshua Rofé unpacks the irresistible modern love story gone wrong, according to the official trailer that dropped Tuesday.

Amazon also revealed the series will debut on Feb. 15 after making its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 29.

Bobbitt and her then-husband, John Wayne Bobbitt, are interviewed in the series, and the documentary looks at the factors that led her to slice off his penis and the trial that ensued. But it also revisits the conversations about physical and sexual abuse and the battle of the sexes brewing at the time with a modern, critical eye.


Additionally, “Lorena” dissects the nascent stages of the 24-hour news cycle, given how television viewers consumed every development in the sensational story and trial.

“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,” Amazon said in a statement on Tuesday.

“‘Lorena’ is a groundbreaking re-investigation of the deep moral issues and painful human tragedies buried at the heart of this infamous American scandal.”

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