The Real Life Story on which ‘The Act’ is based is Equally Tragic and Horrifying
The tragic killing of Dee Dee Blanchard was a true real-life case, which Hulu brings to you as it’s first installment of real crime anthology series. The Act features actresses Joey King andPatricia Arquette as the lead characters reflecting the emotional turmoil between Dee Dee and her daughter Gypsy Rose, tortured for years by her mother’s Munchausen syndrome, and it all ends in murder. The story is equally tragic and terrifying and before watching the series, there are some dark facts that viewers should know.
The mother and daughter duo moved to Springfield, MO after their house was destroyed in 2005 due to Hurricane Katrina. Dee Dee told family and friends that Gypsy suffered from multiple ailments, like muscular dystrophy, epilepsy, and leukaemia, besides having mental abilities akin to that of a 7-year-old, while she was actually much older. Though perfectly healthy, Gypsy was forced to use a wheelchair by her mother and she could not disobey her due to the fear of being harmed physically.
Dee Dee visited over 150 doctors, in different states, for her daughter’s so-called ailments. During checkups, physicians prescribed treatment for Gypsy’s alleged hearing, sleep vision, and salivation problems. Dee Dee sought donations to sustain themselves and their house was built by the non profit organization Habitat for Humanity to ensure Gypsy a handicap-friendly home. Neighbors and friends also generously helped them, not aware of what was really going on. Despite her mother strictly monitoring herInternet usage activities, Gypsy established an online relationship with one Nicholas Godejohn, the Wisconsin man who would eventually kill Dee Dee.
Godejohn used Dee Dee’s account on Facebook in June 2015 to post a chilling message that read that she was dead. Alarmed friends contacted authorities, who were the ones who found the body after several days, with multiple stab marks on it. A tip about Gypsy’s relationship from a family friend enabled the authorities to discover Godejohn’s IP address and both were found in his home at Big Bend, Wisconsin. Godejohn received and is currently serving a life sentence, while Gypsy was condemned to spend 10 years in jail, as she was charged with second-degree murder.
More in Lifestyle
Here’s What You Should Be Looking For in Breast Augmentation Before and After Photos
Once you’ve have decided that your naturally given assets need a little bit of help and that breast augmentation is the only way...March 3, 2023
Anderson And Goop Come Under Attack Because Of A Post
The owners of Goop in conjunction with Tracy Anderson, a fitness trainer working for Gwyneth Paltrow’s website, have released a rejoinder,...February 23, 2023
Don’t Give up on HIIT Just Yet! Learn How to Enjoy in 4 Simple Steps
Have you heard about HIIT (high-intensity impact training) from your favorite celebrity? After trying one session, you will come out of the class...January 1, 2023
Five Hot Celebs with Enviable Abs Finally Reveal Their Secret
Hollywood fitness buffs know can sculpt enviable abs. Celebrities are red carpet-ready all the time and sport a strong, stable and...December 19, 2022
Get Your Skin All Glowy With These 4 Easy Tips
In the glittery world of social media, everyone seems to lead a perfect life with perfect outfits, perfect food, and not...November 5, 2022
Try Khloe Kardashian’s Easy Homemade Scrub with Only Two Things You Can Find In Your Kitchen
The Kardashian-Jenner clan members have dramas to face on their own but we got to hand it over to Khloe Kardashian,...October 7, 2022
Plastic Surgery is a No-no for Brooke Shields but She Admits Having a ‘Love Handle’ Procedure
Brooke Shields, at 53, is sanguine and accepts aging. In Los Angeles to celebrate her partnership with body-contouring treatment company SculpSure, the...August 22, 2022
Jane Fonda Absolutely Hates the Fact that She Wanted Plastic Surgery
Actress Jane Seymour Fonda was born to Hollywood royalty, with her dad being silver screen legend Henry Fonda, and she was...July 21, 2022
Kourtney Kardashian Sent Celebs a Poosh Box that Will Make You Green with Envy
The Kardashian-Jenner clan is not just taking television and social media by storm; they are also conquering the business world. The...July 11, 2022