True Crime Horror Story The Act Has Finally Been Given An Official UK Release Date
The Act, based on the awful true crime narrative of Gypsy-Rose and DeeDee Blanchard in the United States, has finally been assigned a UK tv release date.
On June 14, STARZPlay will broadcast the narrative, which centers on DeeDee's murder after years of torturing her daughter via Munchausen's by Proxy.
Patricia Arquette plays DeeDee, an overprotective mother who lies to everyone about her daughter's illnesses, allergies, and cancers in order to gain attention.
Dee states that her daughter Gypsy (played by Joey King on the show) has leukemia, asthma, muscular dystrophy, and a sugar allergy.
The Blanchard mother/daughter combination became the centre of the neighbourhood after moving into a new home - until DeeDee was found slain in her bed.
Gypsy wasn't unwell at all, and she'd been a victim of her mother, who had forced her to keep quiet and even lied about her age, as the tragic real-life story unraveled.
She would keep her in a childlike state, shaving her head on a regular basis to make it appear as if she had undergone chemotherapy, and insisting that she be confined to a wheelchair in public.
We see what occurs behind the closed doors of their ostensibly joyful and intimate relationship in The Act, as well as the extent DeeDee went to keep Gypsy under her control.
The Act, which premiered on Hulu in the United States earlier this year, was a huge hit for the streaming service, with supporting films incorporating testimony from Gypsy and people who knew DeeDee.
Munchausen by proxy is a mental health disease in which someone intentionally produces illness or sickness in those under their care to satisfy their own craving for attention.
This could be due to low self-esteem or a hero complex, as the community around them applauds their efforts to help and sympathizes with their plight.
So we should keep our eyes on our surroundings and should not just blindly believe what is happening before our eyes.