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Mommy Dead and Dearest (2017)

TV-MA | | Documentary, Crime | 11 March 2017 (USA)
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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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Erin Lee Carr
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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 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
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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.

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DeeDee named her daughter Gypsy Rose, but had never heard of the famous Gypsy Rose Lee (actress, burlesque dancer, basis for the stage play "Gypsy"). See more »

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Referenced in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Pathological (2018) See more »

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2017's "Tickled", only better
30 March 2018 | by matthewssilverhammerSee all my reviews

This story is INSANE. Hard to believe something this complex, fascinating and disturbing could occur in real life. Is Gypsy purely a victim? A pathological liar? An abuse survivor? A mentally confused and stunted young girl? A willing participant? A product of over medication and abuse? Probably a mixture of all of this and more, each taking its turn at the forefront of her personality. A sad, enrapturing and pulpy crime doc.


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