Jordan Peele and his production company, Monkeypaw Productions, has announced that they will be creating a docuseries focused on Lorena Bobbitt.
Deadline reports that in partnership with Amazon Originals, Monkeypaw Productions will create a four-part docuseries focused on the 1993 incident.
The docuseries is said to provide a fresh perspective on the story of Lorena Bobbitt, the Virginia woman who in 1993 infamously cut off her husband’s penis with a kitchen knife as he slept, and how one event laid the groundwork for the modern 24-hour news cycle and increasingly sensationalistic media coverage. In the above photo, Lorena Bobbitt wipes away tears as she listened to her husband testify in her 1994 trial.
The project, titled Lorena, will be executively produced by Peele and Win Rosenfeld with Lost for Life’s Joshua Rofé as the director.
Amazon Originals Head of Unscripted Heather Schuster shared a statement about the docuseries and Peele’s involvement.
“Jordan has proven himself as a captivating voice of social critique and we are excited to work with him on this project. Lorena reframes Lorena Bobbitt’s story around issues of sexism and domestic abuse and offers Prime members an exclusive new view into how America got her story wrong and maybe continues to get it wrong.”
Jordan Peele shared a statement as well.
“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.”