New Netflix True-Crime 'Lost Girls' Lands Today And It Looks So Gripping
The true crime focuses on the unsolved case of the Long Island serial killer, who is believed to have murdered up to 16 people over a period of 20 years.
Lost Girls specifically hones in on 24-year-old Shannan Gilbert, who mysteriously disappeared one night in 2010.
Shannan's mum, Mari (played by Amy Ryan) is determined to find her daughter at all costs and, convinced the police aren't taking the case seriously because Mari was a sex worker, she begins retracing her daughter's last known steps.
Seeking justice for Shannan, as well as juggling two jobs and taking care of her youngest daughter, who suffers with mental illness, Mari will stop at nothing to find the truth.
Soon, what she uncovers forces law enforcement to make a monumental discovery - uncovering over 12 unsolved murders of sex workers throughout Long Island, including four other women's bodies found along Ocean Parkway in Suffolk County, US.
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In December 2011, Shannan's body was found just three miles from the same location. Despite this, police maintained that her case was unrelated.
The film is based on a true events and inspired by Robert Kolker's best-selling non-fiction book, Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery.
Starring alongside Amy Ryan is Gabriel Byrne (War of the Worlds) as well as Thomasin McKenzie and Lola Kirke.
It's an important and powerful watch, exploring the attitudes of officers at the time, towards victims within the sex industry.
In the trailer, Amy Ryan can be heard saying: "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. I've been dismissed and ignored, but one thing I won't be is silenced".
Lost Girls is available to stream on Netflix from today.
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