"Lorena" tells the story of a woman driven crazy to the point of "dismemberment."
Amazon Prime Video just shared the inaugural trailer associated with Jordan Peele's executively-produced docuseries Lorena. The mini-series is centered around the true crime story of Lorena Bobbitt, a woman that lives on in infamy for cutting off her husband's private member. Lorena Bobbitt was subsequently tried before a grand jury in a trial that garnered International coverage in 1994. Thanks to Jordan Peele, we get a second look.
Luckily, John Bobbitt's penis was later surgically re-attached. He would later leverage his "fame" by appearing in a WWE tag team bout with Val Venis, a wrestler best remembered for his (pelvic) towel unveilings. As you'll see in the trailer posted below, Jordan Peele's docuseries will focus primarily on the trial itself, and a newly-revised narrative, in the voice of an abused woman (Lorena) pushed to her limits.
Amazon Prime's own descriptors make reference to John Bobbitt as an abusive partner. "John and Lorena Bobbitt’s dueling narratives exploded in a ravenous 24-hour news cycle, igniting a renewed battle of the sexes. Lorena 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," the trailer's description states.
The series, directed by Joshua Rofé, and executively-produced by Jordan Peele, is slated to premiere at Sundance Film Festival later this month, before it becomes available to Amazon Prime subscribers on February 15th.