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From Executive Producer Jordan Peele, this four-part docuseries re-investigates the events of 1993, where Lorena Bobbitt sliced off her husband's penis after years of abuse.
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Series cast summary:
Lorena Bobbitt ...  Herself 4 episodes, 2019
John Wayne Bobbitt ...  Himself 4 episodes, 2019
Paul Ebert Paul Ebert ...  Himself 4 episodes, 2019
Kim Gandy Kim Gandy ...  Herself 4 episodes, 2019
Joe Biden ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2019
Blair Howard Blair Howard ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2019
Jenny Jones ...  Herself 3 episodes, 2019
Larry King ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2019
Kim Masters Kim Masters ...  Herself 3 episodes, 2019
Geraldo Rivera ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2019
David Berman David Berman ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2019
Bill Clinton ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2019
Katie Couric ...  Herself 2 episodes, 2019
Whoopi Goldberg ...  Herself 2 episodes, 2019
Steve Harvey ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2019
Anita Hill ...  Herself 2 episodes, 2019
Kristin Jeannette-Meyers Kristin Jeannette-Meyers ...  Herself 2 episodes, 2019
James Sehn James Sehn ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2019
Howard Stern ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2019
Gay Talese ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2019
Elizabeth Vargas ...  Herself 2 episodes, 2019


From Executive Producer Jordan Peele, this four-part docuseries investigates the events of 1993, where Lorena Bobbitt sliced off her husband's penis after years of abuse. John and Lorena Bobbitt's stories exploded into a 24-hour news cycle. She became a national joke, her suffering ignored by the male-dominated press. But as John spiraled downward, Lorena found strength in the scars of her ordeal.

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15 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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Lorena Bobbitt is mentioned indirectly (though not by name) in Fight Club (1999). See quotes for that movie. See more »

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Knowing is knowlege
27 February 2019 | by pietclausenSee all my reviews

This comprehensive documentary throws a lot of light on the circumstances of this infamous event. Yes, most people knew what had happened and I like many others in those days, gave it a superficial overview and made up our minds who was guilty. Full stop.

Now many years later and really beginning to understand the many facets of this complex story, I have come to a different conclusion. John Wayne Bobbitt was no angel, but an abuser and liar, yet also a victim, but not because of Lorena's action. He had also been abused in childhood. Lorena committed a crime, but under the circumstances, perhaps not in control of her own free will.

I am glad to have watched this show, with actual video recordings of the trials. A real eye opener, giving food for thought. There were no winners, only losers. We have all done annoying things in our youth, but with age you may become wiser.

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