The True Story Behind Hulu's The Act Is Both Tragic and Terrifying

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The True Story Behind Hulu's The Act Is Both Tragic and Terrifying
While its details might sound as though they were taken out of a Gillian Flynn novel, the murder of Dee Dee Blanchard is, in fact, a true story. With The Act, Hulu is turning the real-life case into the first installation of its true-crime anthology series. The season features a talented cast that includes Patricia Arquette and Joey King as the leading characters. The show draws out the emotional narrative between Dee Dee and her daughter Gypsy Rose, who, after years of being the object of her mother's Munchausen syndrome by proxy, resorts to murder. The story isn't black and white, and it's tragic and terrifying in equal measures. Here are the dark facts of the case that viewers should know before watching the series.

The Build-Up

Dee Dee and Gypsy had been living in Springfield, Mo after Hurricane Katrina destroyed their home in 2005. For years, Dee Dee told friends
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