Sharp Objects is shockingly similar to Gypsy and Dee Dee's real-life story.
Fact: Hulu's hit true-crime series The Act was one of the best shows to come out in 2019, and it rightfully got nominated for two Primetime Emmys (don't @ me, GoT stans). Both of the show's stars, Joey King and Patricia Arquette, are up for Outstanding Actress and Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role, respectively, for their downright impressive portrayals of Gypsy Rose and Dee Dee Blanchard.
The Act tells the true (and absolutely wild) story of a mother, Dee Dee Blanchard, who suffered from Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy—now known as Factitious Disorder Imposed on Another (FDIA)—a mental illness in which a person acts as if someone they’re caring for (like a child) has a physical or mental illness when they don’t.
Yeah...it's intense. The story gets even more bizarre when, years after learning her illnesses are fake, Gypsy Rose convinces her then-boyfriend Nick Godejohn to murder her mother. (FYI: Both Gypsy and Nick are currently in prison for Dee Dee's murder.)
If you loved the true-crime drama when it first came out but are now going through The Act withdrawals (tbh, what fan isn't?), you need to check out these 21 best true-crime shows, movies, and documentaries ASAP.