In this documentary, the murder of Deedee Blanchard by her daughter Gypsey Rose is explored, as well as the circumstances leading up to the event.


Erin Lee Carr
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Credited cast:
Jim Arnott Jim Arnott ... Self - Sheriff
David Blanchard David Blanchard ... Self - Gypsy's Neighbor (archive footage)
Dee Dee Blanchard Dee Dee Blanchard ... Self (archive footage)
Gypsy Rose Blanchard Gypsy Rose Blanchard ... Self
Kristy Blanchard Kristy Blanchard ... Self - Gypsy's Stepmother
Rod Blanchard Rod Blanchard ... Self - Gypsy's Father
Michelle Dean ... Self - Freelance Journalist
Marc Feldman Marc Feldman ... Self - Munchausen Expert
Bernard Flatersten Bernard Flatersten ... Self - Pediatric Neurologist
Nicholas Godejohn Nicholas Godejohn ... Self - Gypsy's Boyfriend (archive footage)
Charles Goldhammer Charles Goldhammer ... Self - Nick's Stepfather (archive footage)
Stephanie Goldhammer Stephanie Goldhammer ... Self - Nick's Mother (archive footage)
Calvin Holden Calvin Holden ... Self - Judge (archive footage)
Linda Ong Linda Ong ... Self - Reporter
Dan Patterson Dan Patterson ... Self - Prosecutor


In this documentary, the murder of Deedee Blanchard by her daughter Gypsey Rose is explored, as well as the circumstances leading up to the event.

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In this family, every illness was a lie - except the mother's.


Documentary | Crime


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Most of Gypsy Rose's teeth actually fell out as one of the harsh side effects of the many medications her mother was giving her (including cancer meds). In the documentary, you can see her teeth change and she eventually had to wear dentures. See more »


References Mommie Dearest (1981) See more »

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This poor little girl
21 November 2017 | by wildcatfallingSee all my reviews

I feel so bad for Gypsy! I do not understand how she slipped through so many cracks! How could these idiot doctors do these treatments and surgeries on this child without seeing the medical evidence; making them necessary! I just don't get it! I am more angry at the doctor that said she was a victim of Munchausen by proxy but did not do his duty, as far as, getting her away from her mother immediately!

She suffered 20 years of abuse and imprisonment! I totally agree with her grandmother! She paid in advance for this crime and should be set free. I believe that if this was taken to trial, she would be free.

I wish her nothing but the best for the rest of her life. Maybe by some miracle, Dr. Phil can help her start living sooner than later. The lawyers, the prosecutors, and the judge are complete morons in this case! Hasn't she suffered enough!?

Yes, she did take part in murdering her mother! But a better turn of events would have been the doctor protecting her while her mother rotted in prison! Because EVERYONE failed this child, she really had no other way out! God bless you Gypsy!

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11 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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Mommy Dead and Dearest See more »

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1.78 : 1
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