New True-Crime 'Lost Girls' Is On Its Way To Netflix
Lost Girls, set to land on Netflix on March 13th, looks not only gripping, but is an important true crime case based on the real life unsolved case of the Long Island serial killer.
The killer is estimated to have killed at least ten people, possibly as many as 20.
The film will centre specifically around the case of missing Shannan Gilbert, who went missing shortly before four other women's bodies were found along Ocean Parkway in Suffolk County, US.
Netflix says of the film: "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."
Shannan's body was found in December 2011, just three miles from the location of the other four bodies, yet police maintained that her case was unrelated.
Her mother Mari Gilbert however felt differently and also very strongly about how her daughter, a sex worker, as well as the other victims, many with links to the sex industry, were being treated by police and the press.
We hear in the trailer someone commenting: "Honestly, who spends this much time looking for a missing hooker".
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The show looks set to explore the attitudes of officers at the time of the case towards those working in the sex industry.
Amy Ryan who plays Mari is heard adding in the trailer: "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."
She continues: "I've been dismissed and ignored, but one thing I won't be is silenced".
What's set to be most hard hitting about this film is that it's based on a true story, one that was covered by New York Magazine and eventually a book called Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery, by Robert Kolker.
This mum existed in real life and she fought for the rights of her daughter and all the other girls who had been killed by a serial killer, even when others weren't interested due to their backgrounds.
And in a tragic twist in this case, in 2016, Mari's other daughter Sarra stabbed Mari to death. Sarra has since been convicted of murder in the second degree.
It's a heartbreaking tale that we imagine will shake all of us to the core.
Lost Girls will land on Netflix on March 13th.
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