Aileen Wuornos - The Selling of a Serial Killer (1993)
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Release Date: Oct 9, 1993 Wide
Average Rating: 3.5/5
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Nick Broomfield directed this controversial documentary about Aileen Wuornos, a Florida prostitute who confessed to killing seven men between 1989 and 1990. Though Wuornos claimed to have acted in self-defense, she was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death. While Wuornos was befriended by Arlene Pralle, an eccentric, born-again Christian determined to save Aileen's soul, her lawyer, Steve Glazer, was primarily concerned with whatever money could be gleaned from Wuornos' grisly
Oct 9, 1993 Wide
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Broomfield ends up exploring a world that cares more about money and deals than about life and death.
Though undermining and ignoring some facts about the serial killer, Broomfield's docu is entertaining and it certainly capture the media frenzy (boderline zoo) and bizarre participants in this perculiar case. Make sure to watch the follow-up.
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