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Here's the Disturbing True Story Behind Hulu's 'The Act'


If you haven't seen the trailer for Hulu's forthcoming The Act, drop everything and head to watch it. Seriously, we'll wait. The anthology series explores the disturbing true story of Gypsy Rose and Dee Dee Blanchard, a mother and daughter from Springfield, Missouri, whose complicated relationship eventually led to a stranger-than-fiction murder. 

It also happens to have an outstanding cast that we're positive is going to do the Blanchards' story justice. Fargo's Joey King stars as Gypsy and the inimitable Patricia Arquette will play a Munchausen-syndrome-by-proxy Dee Dee. Oh and Michelle Dean, who wrote the BuzzFeed article that more or less brought attention to this case back in 2016, has co-written the show.

So how much of this show is based on the facts of Gypsy's case? Read on to find out.