LIFETIME SETS MEMORIAL DAY PREMIERE FOR RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES FEATURE I WAS LORENA BOBBITT EXECUTIVE PRODUCED AND NARRATED BY LORENA
Lifetime Partners With National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
For PSA As Part of It’s Stop Violence Against Women Initiative
NEW YORK, NY – Lifetime kicks off Memorial Day with the Ripped from the Headlines feature premiere of I Was Lorena Bobbitt on Monday, May 25 at 8pm ET/PT. Starring Dani Montalvo (Dispatches from Elsewhere) and Luke Humphrey (Tiny Pretty Things) as the controversial couple Lorena and John Bobbitt, the film follows Lorena’s account leading up to that fateful day as Lorena also serves as executive producer and on-screen narrator. Lifetime will run a PSA for the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence featuring the actors and Lorena Bobbitt, as part of Lifetime’s public affairs campaign, Stop Violence Against Women.
Lorena Bobbitt became a household name and made tabloid headlines when after years of abuse by her husband, she cut off his penis with a knife in 1993. Now nearly 30 years later, Lorena tells her story, and hers alone, for the first time with Lifetime. This film follows her journey from a wide-eyed, immigrant bride to a battered wife into an unlikely media sensation. I Was Lorena Bobbitt also documents her ultimately emerging as a strong, thoughtful woman who has devoted her life to advocating for other abused women.
I Was Lorena Bobbitt is produced by Cineflix Productions. Lorena Gallo, Andy Streitfeld, Jeff Vanderwal, Sherri Rufh and Charles Tremayne are among the Executive Producers. Danishka Esterhazy directs from a script written by Barbara Nance.
Celebrating over 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies, high-quality scripted series and breakout non-fiction series. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television®, LMN®, Lifetime Real Women® and Lifetime Digital™ are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.