Mommy Dead and Dearest

Mommy Dead and Dearest

Available on iTunes, Prime Video, HBO Max
Things are not always as they appear, especially in the case of Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose Blanchard. In this true-crime documentary that follows a bizarre case involving one of psychology's most controversial conditions--Munchausen by proxy syndrome--a treacherous web of lies, child abuse, mental illness and forbidden love is untangled in provocative fashion. Dee Dee and her wheelchair-bound daughter, Gypsy Rose, were beloved residents of Springfield, MO. But after Dee Dee was found murdered, Gypsy was tracked to Wisconsin and implicated in her death--but what began as a grisly tale of matricide morphed into a bizarre story of deception and abuse.
Director Erin Lee Carr