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Netflix To Release New True-Crime Movie Lost Girls

Dominic Smithers

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Netflix To Release New True-Crime Movie Lost Girls

Netflix has released the trailer for its newest true-crime movie, and it's set to be another incredible tale.


A dramatisation of real events, Lost Girls tells the harrowing story of the Long Island serial killer, who murdered at least 10 people between 1996 and 2010 - though it's believed they may have murdered many more.

It's based on the bestselling novel Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery, which was written by Robert Kolker, who worked closely with the families of the women who died.

The movie centres around the investigation into the death of Shannan Gilbert, a prostitute who disappeared shortly before the bodies of four other women were discovered along Ocean Parkway in Suffolk County, the US.

Shannan's body was found in December 2011, just three miles away from those of the other women, however, at the time, police refused to accept they were linked.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

The movie follows her mother Mari Gilbert's (played by Amy Ryan) search for the truth and her fight to make sure the police and the press viewed her daughter and the other women as human beings rather than as sex workers.

As such, the attitudes of officers at the time of the case towards those working in the sex industry is a constant strand throughout.

In the trailer, Mari says: "No-one is talking about our girls. And when they do it's prostitute, hooker, never mother, daughter. And it's our job to make sure these girls are not forgotten."

Adding: "I've been dismissed and ignored, but one thing I won't be is silenced."

While one of the officers working on the investigation can be heard saying: "Honestly, who spends this much time looking for a missing hooker."

Its synopsis reads: "Mari Gilbert retraces Shannan's last known steps, driving her own investigation to an insular gated community near the desolate outer banks of Long Island.

"Her discoveries force law enforcement and the media to uncover more than a dozen unsolved murders of sex workers, young lives Mari will not let the world forget."

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

This comes off the back of the release of the streaming site's most recent true-crime documentary Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez.

The three-parter centres on the murder of semi-professional American footballer Odin Lloyd and the subsequent arrest, trial and conviction of NFL player Aaron Hernandez.

The new docu-series only landed on Wednesday (15 January), but true crime fans have already binged their way through and are blown away by the case.

One Twitter user wrote: "Everyone, sports fan or not, should watch the Aaron Hernandez documentary on Netflix. It is incredible."

While a second posted: "Had to watch some stand-up comedy to rinse this episode of the Aaron Hernandez documentary I just watched. Good grief it was dark."

Lost Girls is set to hit our screens on 13 March.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, Interesting, US Entertainment, Netflix

Dominic Smithers
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