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'I Didn't Choose To Be In The Spotlight': Lorena Bobbitt Tells All In New Series 'Lorena'

“Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl. Boy marries girl. Girl cuts off boy’s penis," the trailer for the upcoming docu-series "Lorena" says.

By Gina Tron
The Lorena Bobbitt Case, Explained

The first official trailer for "Lorena," an upcoming four-part docu-series about the infamous Lorena Bobbitt case, promises to give all sides of the story, including one from Bobbitt herself.

“I didn't choose to be in the spotlight,” a now-blonde Bobbitt states in the trailer. “But there’s no going back.”

In 1993, the Ecuadorian manicurist became a household name after she cut her husband’s penis off (it was later surgically reattached).

The new docu-series also reveals that viewers will hear from vicim John Bobbitt, too.

“She wanted me to hurt,” he says in the trailer. “That’s why she did that.”

Lorena was eventually acquitted for her actions on the grounds of temporary insanity. Her husband was also acquitted of rape after Lorena claimed she suffered years of domestic abuse and rape at the hands of her husband.

The violent incident has often been depicted as the end result of a woman pushed too far. The trailer alludes to that, summarizing how the story gripped the nation, with talk shows and tabloids clamoring for a piece of it all while the tale divided people, often by gender.

“This was a modern love story,” a talking head in the trailer says. “Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl. Boy marries girl. Girl cuts off boy’s penis.”

The series will start streaming on Amazon Prime Video on February 15. It is produced by acclaimed director and actor Jordan Peele.

"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," Peele said in a statement about the project last year. "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."

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