Gypsy Rose Blanchard has achieved her freedom. The 32-year-old, whose case served as the basis for the Hulu crime thriller The Act, was freed from prison following a seven-year prison sentence for her mother’s murder. There’s no need to search any further if you want to learn more about her tale. Regarding all of the compelling and tragic documentaries and television shows that have been produced about Blanchard’s life, we have you covered.
One of the most well-known cases of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, where a caregiver makes up their child’s illness to elicit sympathy, is Blanchard. Gypsy’s mother, Dee Dee Blanchard, misrepresented that her daughter had asthma, leukemia, and muscular dystrophy. As a result, Gypsy underwent over thirty needless surgeries and was required to use a wheelchair and a feeding tube, even though Gypsy was able to walk.
Gypsy, who Dee Dee further stated had the mental capacity of a seven-year-old, was desperate for a way out and begged her secret boyfriend Nick Godejohn to kill her mother. After being apprehended, Gypsy was ultimately found guilty of second-degree murder and given a 10-year jail sentence; Godejohn was given a life sentence.
Where to Watch the Gypsy Rose Documentary?
The Act, the first and only dramatic work about Gypsy and her mother, is available to stream on Hulu. Calum Worthy as Godejohn, Joey King as Gypsy, and Patricia Arquette as Dee Dee are the main cast members of the miniseries.
Is There a Documentary About Gypsy Rose?
Yes, there are a ton of documentaries on Blanchard available. Mommy Dead and Dearest, the first, was released in 2017 and is available for streaming on Max, which was formerly known as HBO Max. Gypsy’s Revenge is a three-part series that Investigation Discovery released in 2018 and is presently streaming on Apple TV+. Hulu users can watch the 20/20 episode “The Story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard,” which aired the same year.
What Happened to Gypsy Rose Blanchard?
Currently referred to as “Factitious disorder imposed on another,” it is believed that this disorder is what led Dee Dee(Patricia Arquette) to deceive friends, family, charities, medical professionals, and even Gypsy herself into believing her daughter was much younger than she was.
Dee Dee even went so far as to persuade Gypsy that she needed a wheelchair, feeding tube, and oxygen since she was unable to breathe, walk, or eat regularly. Gypsy was subsequently shown to be able to breathe, eat, and walk without assistance. DOC confirmed that Gypsy Rose Blanchard was freed early on Thursday morning from a Missouri prison.
When Gypsy was just 8 years old, Dee Dee claimed that her daughter had been diagnosed with leukemia and muscular dystrophy and required a wheelchair and feeding tube, among other medical accommodations. This was the beginning of Dee Dee’s medical abuse of Gypsy(Joey King).
Her tendency to report her daughter as ill began even earlier when Dee Dee claimed Gypsy had sleep apnea shortly after Gypsy was born. Later on, Dee Dee further claimed Gypsy suffered from asthma, hearing, and vision problems, and she had doctors write prescriptions and operate on Gypsy to treat these ailments. Later, Gypsy and her boyfriend Nick Godejohn(Calum Worthy) come up with a plan to kill Dee Dee by stabbing her. Gypsy received a ten-year term after the murder.
Gypsy Rose Blanchard, central to the Hulu series “The Act,” has been released after serving a seven-year sentence for her mother’s murder. The case involves Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, with Gypsy enduring unnecessary medical procedures due to her mother’s deception. Numerous documentaries, including “Mommy Dead and Dearest,” explore the tragic tale. Gypsy’s release is based on her plea for freedom from an abusive situation orchestrated by her mother.