Twenty-five years after the Ecuadorian Lorena Bobbit became famous for hurting her husband John, Amazon Prime announces a documentary that will be called Lorena.Exclusively it will be released on February 15 at Amazon Prime Video, after its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, which will take place on Tuesday, January 29.
In a video, published by the Amazon company on Tuesday, January 8, in 2.20 minutes it is recalled that one night in June 1993, Lorena Gallo cut with a knife the penis of her husband after years of abuse during their marriage.
Directed by the acclaimed filmmaker Joshua Rofé (Lost for Life), ‘Lorena’ explains the reality of the notorious case of John Wayne (1967) and Lorena Bobbit (1970), a young woman of Ecuadorian origin who became part of popular culture after sectioning her husband’s penis.
The case was a failed opportunity for a national debate on sexual harassment in America. This documentary divided into four parts is produced by Jordan Peele, winner of the Oscar for Let me leave, and has the testimonies of all the protagonists of that case, including Lorena herself.
Lorena Gallo, an Ecuadorian girl who would become known worldwide as Lorena Bobbit, emigrated at age 16 along with her family to the United States in search of better life expectancies.
Three years later, the young woman settled definitively in the great northern country after marrying John Wayne Bobbitt, a robust and good-looking Marine of the United States Army, three years older than her.
The couple married in June 1989 and immediately moved to a house in Manassas, Virginia. However, soon after, the marriage would be affected by the alleged alcohol addiction of John, who according to his young wife was “unfaithful and violent.”
The woman, who made a living selling cosmetics, even claimed that she had once been pregnant, but the marine would have forced her to have an abortion, an event that according to Lorena, traumatized her “for life.”
For a time, Jhon became a porn actor, while Lorena returned to her trade as a hairdresser; she married again, has a daughter and although for many years she preferred anonymity and began supporting battered women, now reappears in this documentary named as her. (E)