The Documentary That Everyone’s Talking About Right Now [VIDEO]
Documentaries are my favorite, especially true crime documentaries. I understand that documentaries tend to have an agenda and chances are are skewed a particular way but I can't get enough so when I saw that "Mommy Dead and Dearest" was trending, I turned it right on.
In case you're unfamiliar with the story, the HBO Documentary "Mommy Dead and Dearest" aired on Monday, May 15th. It's the story of the mother daughter duo, Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose Blanchard and the untimely death of Dee Dee in 2015. Dee Dee suffers from Munchausen by proxy, which in a nutshell means that she made everyone believe that her daughter Gypsy Rose was sick for attention and in my opinion is a form of child abuse.
According to Dee Dee's family, this isn't the first sign of her suffering from a mental illness, with her family pretty much accusing her of slowly poisoning and eventually killing her own mother. Dee Dee had total control of her daughter Gypsy. She would beat her daughter, keep her from leaving and at one point told her that she had paralysis and couldn't walk on her own safely. Honestly, though, that's just the beginning.
Eventually, Gypsy began an online relationship with Nicholas Godejohn. When Dee Dee initially met Godejohn, she didn't take to him so in order to be together, Gypsy had to execute a plan B of sorts. In the end, Gypsy coerced Nick to come and kill her mother, which he succeeded.
Seeing how she reacted after her mother was killed, seeing how she acts as an adult now, you can see that Gypsy suffers from some kind of mental illness. This poor girl was put through so much and though I know that murder is wrong, I couldn't help but struggle with the thought that she did the right thing. Crazy, right? Did you watch it? What did you think?