“This was a modern love story. Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl. Boy marries girl. Girl cuts off boy’s penis.”
That’s part of the fittingly unsubtle introduction to the Lorena trailer for the Amazon documentary series arriving soon on Prime streaming. The subject matter at hand, of course, involves the infamous 1990s Lorena Bobbitt scandal. Jordan Peele has executive produced the Joshua Rofé-directed project, which aims to tell the other side of the story with a twist. That is to say, the press coverage of Lorena’s slicing of John Bobbitt’s penis focused almost exclusively on her gruesome act, and this series will dig into the abuse that pushed Lorena to “snap” and later be acquitted on grounds of temporary insanity.
Lorena will premiere on Amazon Prime beginning on February 15.