The very popular HBO documentary Mommy Dead Dearest told the story of mother/daughter pair Gypsy Rose and Dee Dee Blanchard’s complicated relationship. Now, their story will unfold in a new seasonal anthology series. Hulu’s The Act teaser brings Gypsy Rose and Dee Dee’s true crime story to life. The show’s first season premieres on March 20 and the first trailer just came out. According to Hulu, the show is about “a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother,” but that’s not even the half of it. There is so much more to this true story.
The real Gypsy Rose was convicted of murdering her mother Dee Dee in 2015, but she defended herself by claiming that her mom made her a victim of Munchausen syndrome by proxy. With Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a caregiver