Christina Ricci returns to Lifetime this weekend in the premiere of the original movie Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story. Set in early 19th century New York, the movie tells a fictionalized version of the true tale of pioneering investigative journalist Elizabeth Cochran Seaman, who under the name of Nellie Bly feigned mental illness to gain entry to the infamous Women’s Lunatic Asylum on New York's Blackwell's Island. Her report would later shine a light on the despicable treatment of its patients and eventually lead to such institutions having their doors closed forever.
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