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The Lorena Bobbitt Story 25 Years Later




In 1993, Lorena Bobbitt became famous for cutting off her husband's penis with a knife but now, a new Amazon docu-series reveals the more complicated story behind this act.
In 1993, Lorena Bobbitt became famous for cutting off her husband's penis with a knife but now, a new Amazon docu-series reveals the more complicated story behind this act.
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The Lorena Bobbitt story was more than a penis joke

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In 1993, the story of how Lorena Bobbitt cut off her husband's penis and threw it out her car window became the object of the emerging 24-hour news cycle and the inspiration for late night comedy. But a new docu-series on Amazon – produced by Jordan Peele– called "Lorena" looks at the much less covered aspect of the story that involved a history of alleged domestic violence, marital rape and intimidation. Director Joshua Rofé talks with John Horn about how he got both Lorena and her ex-husband John Wayne Bobbitt to participate in the series and what he discovered about how the media and the courts skewed the story at the time.

Conveying the anxiety of space flight through sound

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Back in 2017, sound editors Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan made history at the Oscars. For their work on the film "La La Land" (written and directed by Damien Chazelle) Lee and Morgan became the first female sound editing duo to be nominated for an Academy Award. This year, the two are nominated again for their work on "First Man" (also directed by Chazelle), about the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969. The film provides both an intimate portrayal of Armstrong's family life and a visceral sense of the immense dangers involved in space travel. For Lee and Morgan, the film presented a unique set of challenges -- from recreating the sound of the Apollo 11 launch (which Armstrong's sons said they'd never seen accurately reproduced on film before), to matching Armstrong's actual "one small step" words with Ryan Gosling's performance of them. The two spoke with The Frame about their approach to the sound of "First Man."

Hollywood guilds spread awards love around

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In these final days before the Academy Awards the major Hollywood guilds have handed out their honors and the love is being spread far and wide. The latest surprise was Bo Burnham winning for Best Original Screenplay at the WGA Awards this weekend. He didn't even get an Oscar nomination. Is this revealing a divergence between the Academy and the rank and file workers in the film industry? Does the influence of TV industry voters in the guilds (who may not also be in AMPAS) reveal a more diverse picture of what movies people working in Hollywood want to honor? John Horn talks with film critic Claudia Puig.