Jordan Peele Producing Docu About Lorena Bobbitt, Woman Who Cut Husband’s Penis Off
Jordan Peele will executive produce a documentary series on Lorena Bobbitt. Titled “Lorena”, the four part series will air on Amazon. The series will delve into the notorious case of husband and wife John and Lorena Bobbitt. Peele says about the project,
When we hear the name ‘Bobbitt’ we think of one of the most sensational incidents to ever be catapulted into a full blown media spectacle. With this project, Lorena has a platform to tell her truth as well as engage in a critical conversation about gender dynamics, abuse, and her demand for justice. This is Lorena’s story and we’re honored to help her tell it.
In 1993, Bobbitt made world-wide headlines when she cut off her husband’s penis with a knife while he was asleep in bed. The penis was subsequently surgically reattached. She later claimed that she did so after he raped her. The series will examine how the case laid the groundwork for the modern 24-hour news cycle and increasing sensationalistic media coverage. It will also explore the national discussion on domestic and sexual assault in America.