It seems that on story can change the world in a sort time. This series begins to tell the hidden truths in the notorious case of John Wayne and Lorena Bobbitt. This series challenges the long-held narrative that surrounded this big and exciting event. All events in this series provide a fresh perspective on the story of Lorena Bobbitt that caused a bib controversy and explore how one event laid the groundwork for the modern 24-hour news cycle in our life.
The story also fits into the current vogue for documentarising true crime stories that occurred within the living memory of the average On Demand viewer, but before they were given the opportunity to debate the issues on social media.
Rather than yet another dissection of the shortcomings of American justice, Joshua Rofé's series highlights a case that could have changed the narrative on spousal abuse, but which instead became a freak show.
The rosy lens of hindsight. One of the many striking elements of Lorena, though -- despite the film's unflinching examinations of the ways the American culture of the '90s failed its star and subject -- is that it offers no such assurances.