Attention true-crime buffs: Amazon’s Prime Video has released the trailer and set the premiere date for “Lorena,” its four-part docuseries detailing the “infamous American scandal” of John Wayne and Lorena Bobbitt.
The Jordan Peele-executive produced show will launch Feb. 15 on Amazon Prime Video, following the world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival Jan. 29, the streamer announced Tuesday. (Yes, that’s the day after Valentine’s Day, for all you true-crime lovebirds out there.)
The streaming service also dropped a trailer previewing the “groundbreaking re-investigation,” which comes from executive producer Jordan Peele, featuring brand new interviews with Lorena and her ex.
“This was a modern love story,” one of the doc’s commentators says, in the two-minute video. “Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl. Boy marries girl. Girl cuts off boy’s penis.”
Here’s the official logline for the docuseries, per Amazon: Directed by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Joshua Rofé (“Lost for Life”), “Lorena” reveals the hidden truths in the notorious case of John Wayne and Lorena Bobbitt and challenges the long-held narrative that surrounded this event. The series provides a fresh perspective on the story of Lorena Bobbitt and exposes how this event laid the groundwork for the modern 24-hour news cycle and increasing sensationalistic media coverage. Lost in tabloid coverage and late-night talk show jokes, the Bobbitt story was a missed opportunity for a national discussion on domestic and sexual assault in America.
“Lorena” is executive produced by Peele and Win Rosenfeld for Monkeypaw, Steven J. Berger and Joshua Rofé for Number 19, Tom Lesinski and Jenna Santoianni for Sonar. The series hails from Monkeypaw, Sonar Entertainment and Number 19.
“Lorena” will launch Feb. 15 on Amazon Prime Video.