On TV: GYPSY’S REVENGE

Coming to Investigation Discovery tomorrow, Tuesday, November 6:
GYPSY’S REVENGE

Director:
Jesse Vile

Premiere:
Investigation Discovery (November 2018)

About:
Another look at the disturbing case of Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose Blanchard.

For viewers who have not already seen HBO’s 2017 documentary MOMMY DEAD AND DEAREST, this is the latest revisitation of the shocking story covered there. To sum up the case without revealing its central twist, Dee Dee was the mother of Gypsy Rose, known to family and friends as a close-knit pair, with the former serving as a full-time caregiver to her mentally and physically disabled daughter. After a Facebook post announces Dee Dee’s death, everything is upended, and disturbing revelations follow in quick succession about both of the Blanchards. With access not only to Gypsy, but to her father, other family members, and friends, Vile constructs a compelling retelling, while also introducing some intriguing new information that to some extent helps justify another film on the topic.

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