Continuing on the theme of Aileen Wuornos, courtesy of Monster, tonight we watched this just-released-on-DVD documentary on her final weeks.
Devastating. You truly get the sense that Wuornos never, ever had a chance in life. From her childhood of rape and abandonment — she lived in the woods after giving birth at age 13 — up until her totally screwed up trials, this is someone who just never stood a chance.
It’s disturbing to watch, but truly a remarkable piece of film making, and I highly recommend it to everyone. I’m torn on how I feel about the death penalty, and when you see the travesty of a re-election campaign cloaked as justice (Jeb Bush running in 2002), you truly get upset. In her case, she did not deserve the sentence, given her insanity. I sense a long post at some point regarding how I feel about the death penalty, spurred on by this film.
This is an important film that deserves attention by all.