Netflix is delving into true crime once again, but this time, it’s not just a docuseries. Peyton List stars as the lead of Aileen Wuornos: American Boogeywoman, following a notorious serial killer as she rises to infamy in Florida. It feels like a true story, but really, how much is American Boogeywoman telling us the truth about Wuornos? Let’s investigate.
If you’ve ever seen the Academy Award winning film Monster, you already know the story behind American Boogeywoman. Wuornos attempts to clear her name by removing murder charges. Is this really a true story or a fiction? And what exactly happened?
Here’s everything you need to know about the reality behind American Boogeywoman.
Is American Boogeywoman based on a true story?
Yep, Aileen Wuornos was a real murderer and American Boogeywoman is based on a true story. Keep reading for all the horrifying details.
What did Aileen Wuornos do in real-life?
Aileen Wuornos was an American sex worker who used Florida highways to find clients, then later killed and robbed them. She killed seven people, and all of them she ruled self-defense in court. Wuornos was found guilty of the crime and sentenced. She was executed after 12 years on death row.
Wuornos has been covered a handful of times in the media, including her own books called Monster: My True Story and Dear Dawn: Aileen Wuornos In her Own Words. Two documentaries have been made about her, including Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer and Aileen: The Life and Death of a Serial Killer. Most famously, Charlize Theron starred as Wuornos in the film Monster, winning an Academy Award for her turn in the film.
Where is Aileen Wuornos: American Boogeywoman streaming? How to watch American Boogeywoman:
American Boogeywoman is now streaming on Netflix. It’s that easy! If you don’t have Netflix, you can also rent or purchase the film on VOD.
Is there a trailer for Aileen Wuornos: American Boogeywoman?
It is. Scroll up to watch the trailer for American Boogeywoman.
Where to watch Aileen Wuornos: American Boogeywoman