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An anthology series that tells startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime stories, including a girl trying to escape her overprotective and abusive mother.
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You Couldn't Make Up What Happens on "The Act"

The new Hulu true crime series starring Patricia Arquette and Joey King takes on a twisted story that would be totally unbelievable if it weren’t based on actual events.

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Wednesday, May 1

Gypsy fights for her life by defending her actions, while Mel and Lacey realize that behind closed doors things were not always as they seemed.


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Wednesday, April 24

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Patricia Arquette ...  Dee Dee Blanchard 8 episodes, 2019
Joey King ...  Gypsy Rose Blanchard 8 episodes, 2019
Calum Worthy ...  Nick Godejohn 8 episodes, 2019
Chloë Sevigny ...  Mel 6 episodes, 2019
AnnaSophia Robb ...  Lacey 6 episodes, 2019
Ginny Cameron Ginny Cameron ...  Neighbor 3 episodes, 2019
Steve Coulter ...  Dr. Evan Harley 3 episodes, 2019
Brayhia Marshall ...  Inmate 3 episodes, 2019
Bruno Rose ...  Jaden 2 episodes, 2019
BettyLynn Allison ...  Random Neighbor 2 episodes, 2019
William David Billions ...  Trey 2 episodes, 2019
Charles D. Clark ...  Doctor 2 episodes, 2019
Ashley Dulaney ...  Journalist 2 episodes, 2019
Patricia French ...  Tina 2 episodes, 2019
Alisa Harris ...  Nurse 2 episodes, 2019
Ella Harrison Ella Harrison ...  Child Gypsy / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Hanna Harrison Hanna Harrison ...  Child Gypsy / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Denitra Isler ...  Shelly 2 episodes, 2019
Poorna Jagannathan ...  Dr. Lakshmi Chandra / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Shiquita James ...  Mall Patron 2 episodes, 2019
David Michael-Smith ...  Coroner Tunney / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Rasheda Randle ...  Correctional Officer 2 episodes, 2019
Holli Saperstein ...  Cabbie 2 episodes, 2019
Sawyer Schultz ...  Darren 2 episodes, 2019
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Storyline

Dee Dee Blanchard is overprotective of her daughter, Gypsy, who is trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her mother. Gypsy's quest for independence opens up a Pandora's box of secrets, which ultimately leads to murder. The stranger-than-fiction true-crime series is based on a 2016 BuzzFeed article that detailed the shocking 2015 crime.

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Act See more »

Filming Locations:

Effingham County, Georgia, USA See more »

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Though the real Nick Godejohn and Gypsy Rose are only two years apart in age, Joey King is 8 years younger than her onscreen co-star Calum Worthy. See more »

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Remake of Mommy Dead and Dearest (2017) See more »

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Bone Chilling
23 March 2019 | by ambaxpSee all my reviews

I heard about this story before I started watching the show on Hulu. There's only currently 2 episodes out, but I think so far Hulu did a great job, giving the story and eerie twist and going in depth on what it was like to be Gypsy. While watching, it's hard to fathom that this was based on true events. I think what amazes me the most is how convincing they really were for so long. So many people were shocked when the secrets all came out. How did they get doctors to refill prescriptions and install a feeding tube when she infact didn't have any diagnosisable illnesses?

If you're interested in crime documentaries or mental illnesses including munchausen syndrome by proxy, I would totally give this show a watch. I'm looking forward to more episodes being released


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