All the TV shows, films and documentaries you can watch about Gypsy Rose’s story

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Right now everyone is hooked on keeping up with Gypsy Rose Blanchard since she’s been released from prison. And if you really want to deep-dive into her story even more, there are loads of TV shows, films and documentaries which all go into the case of Gypsy Rose and her mother’s murder in depth.

Gypsy has spent the last eight years behind bars because of the murder of her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard. Dee Dee falsely claimed her daughter was suffering from different illnesses until Gypsy arranged for her boyfriend to kill her mother in 2015. Experts believe Dee Dee suffered from Munchausen syndrome by proxy.

For years Dee Dee forced her daughter Gypsy to pretend she was suffering from leukaemia, muscular dystrophy, and various other serious illnesses. She put her in a wheelchair, shaved her head, and was fed by a tube despite not being ill.

Since then, there have been lots of different true crime films and dramatisations of Gypsy’s story, which has fascinated the world. Here’s a rundown of how you can watch them all.

Mommy Dead and Dearest

Films documentaries and TV shows about Gypsy Rose Blanchard

Mommy Dead and Dearest was released in 2017, and is currently available on Prime Video and AppleTV. In this documentary, the murder of Dee Dee Blanchard is explored, as well as the circumstances leading up to the event.

The Prison Confessions of Gypsy Rose Blanchard

Following her release from prison, a new six-hour special titled The Prison Confessions of Gypsy Rose Blanchard is about to be released. It will be shown on US channel Lifetime over the course of three nights starting January 5th. The series will premiere in the UK on the Crime + Investigation channel on Monday 15th January at 9pm, with two-hour episodes airing over the course of three weeks on Mondays.

The show is described as having “unprecedented access to Gypsy Rose Blanchard, a victim of Munchausen syndrome by proxy who suffered horrific abuse and made national headlines for her role in her mother’s violent murder.”

The Act

via Hulu

When people think about TV shows, films and documentaries that are based on Gypsy Rose, the most popular is 2019 true crime series The Act on Hulu. The eight-episode miniseries is based on Michelle Dean’s 2016 BuzzFeed article and Dean is an executive producer and writer for the first season of the show.

When people think about TV shows, films and documentaries that are based on Gypsy Rose, the most popular is 2019 true crime series The Act on Hulu. The eight-episode miniseries is based on Michelle Dean’s 2016 BuzzFeed article and Dean is an executive producer and writer for the first season of the show.

Investigation Discovery has a two-hour special documentary titled Gypsy’s Revenge. In the show, Gypsy Rose is interviewed while incarcerated and she describes her relationship with her mother. Gypsy’s father, relatives and friends are all interviewed along with public officials and Gypsy’s boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn. The title is available on Prime Video and Discovery+. 

Love You to Death

via Lifetime

Love You to Death aired on Lifetime in January 2019, and is a dramatised version of the case which says it is “inspired by true events”. Marcia Gay Harden starred as Dee Dee, with Emily Skeggs as Gypsy Rose. The synopsis for the film reads: “A mother and daughter’s tumultuous relationship turns fatal. Inspired by the story of Dee Dee Blanchard and her daughter Gypsy Rose Blanchard.” 

The Politician

Films documentaries and TV shows about Gypsy Rose Blanchard

via Netflix

When The Politician was released on Netflix, people instantly drew parallels with one of the storylines and Gypsy’s case. Character Infinity is shown as being ill, before we learn her illness isn’t real. She is being poisoned by her nana who has Munchausen by proxy.

Infinity Jackson and her nana Dusty Jackson are thought to be based on, or at least their story is inspired by, Gypsy Rose Blanchard and Dee Dee Blanchard.

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