Hulu’s crime drama The Act gives new meaning to the phrase, “You can’t make this stuff up.” Based on true events, this seasonal anthology follows mother-daughter duo Dee Dee (Patricia Arquette) and Gypsy Rose Blanchard (Joey King) on a journey that’s chock-full of lies, secrets and eventual murder. Created by writer/producer Nick Antosca and Michelle Dean, this dramatization brings viewers a story that feels too over the top to be real, but definitely is. The fact that it is so damn good and detailed makes sense, as Michelle Dean is the journalist who produced the definitive documentary about the Blanchards, Mommy Dead and Dearest, which more or less makes her the authority on this topic.
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