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Mommy Dead and Dearest (2017)

TV-MA | | Documentary, Crime | 11 March 2017 (USA)
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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Credited cast:
Jim Arnott Jim Arnott ... Himself - Sheriff
David Blanchard David Blanchard ... Himself - Gypsy's Neighbor (archive footage)
Dee Dee Blanchard Dee Dee Blanchard ... Herself (archive footage)
Gypsy Rose Blanchard Gypsy Rose Blanchard ... Herself
Kristy Blanchard Kristy Blanchard ... Herself - Gypsy's Stepmother
Rod Blanchard Rod Blanchard ... Himself - Gypsy's Father
Michelle Dean Michelle Dean ... Herself - Freelance Journalist
Marc Feldman Marc Feldman ... Himself - Munchausen Expert
Bernard Flatersten Bernard Flatersten ... Himself - Pediatric Neurologist
Nicholas Godejohn Nicholas Godejohn ... Himself - Gypsy's Boyfriend (archive footage)
Charles Goldhammer Charles Goldhammer ... Himself - Nick's Stepfather (archive footage)
Stephanie Goldhammer Stephanie Goldhammer ... Herself - Nick's Mother (archive footage)
Calvin Holden Calvin Holden ... Himself - Judge (archive footage)
Linda Ong Linda Ong ... Herself - Reporter
Dan Patterson Dan Patterson ... Himself - 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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Country:

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Language:

English

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11 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anya gyilkos kincse See more »

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HBO Documentary Films See more »
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1.78 : 1
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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 »

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

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Gypsy, the sociopath
17 March 2019 | by WVfilmfemSee all my reviews

Gypsy's mom, no doubt, created a sociopath, with her constant horrific abuse of her daughter. Now, Gypsy is able to express herself articulately and sympathetically, but her upbringing, taught to lie throughout her lifelong abuse, probably has produced a cunning sociopath. Yes, I do feel sorry for her. I don't blame her for orchestrating the murder of her mother. That said, the woman (therapist?) who commented that Gypsy "may be dangerous" was probably right. Gypsy will probably never have a normal relationship. Sociopaths are very skilled at expressing themselves convincingly.


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