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Aileen: The Life and Death of a Serial Killer




Aileen Wuonos, Nick Broomfield (as themselves)


Nick Broomfield

Release Date:

January 9th, 2004 (limited release).

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Lantern Lane Entertainment


This documentary examines the case of Aileen Wuornos (1956-2002), a highway prostitute (a profession she started at the age of 13) who was convicted of killing six semi-truck drivers whom she said tried to rape her. Wuornos was eventually executed in October, 2002 at the prison in Broward County, Florida where she was long awaiting her sentence to be carried out, after dropping all appeals a year earlier in July, 2001. Eileen Wuornos was the tenth woman to ever be executed in the United States (and the second in Florida). Documentarian Nick Broomfield interviewed Wuornos several times during her legal process, including the last interview she ever gave, on the Tuesday afternoon before she was executed. Broomfield typically appears throughout his documentaries, but in this film, that case is accentuated as the movie starts with Broomfield being subpoened to testify about his experiences while filming his first movie about Wuornos, 1992's Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer.
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