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Sex, gore and schlock rock ratings. The Lifetime Movie Network airing of Lizzie Borden Took an Axe should have good ratings tonight (January 25th) – at least in the New England market. I find people here on the west coast, either haven’t heard about it, don’t care, or wouldn’t watch it anyway. The current Lizzie Borden hype is more regional and of more interest (as to the accuracy of this production) by case experts than it is to the general public.
When anything airs about Charlie Manson and the Manson murders, it gets huge ratings here in SoCal because SoCal is where it happened. People in Fall River don’t care that much about it. And most of them in Fall River don’t care about Lizzie Borden. It’s the sex and gore that attracts. Always does. Can you say “Jody Arias”?
However, I’m still kaphitzed about how this kind of crap perpetuates all the myths and misinformation and I’m certain this airing will move to the front of the line tonight in that regard. I hope when it begins showing there is a caveat in front of the Title feed that says: “Any resemblance to the real Lizzie Borden or consistency of facts is purely unintentional.” LOL
I think the curators at the Fall River Historical Society have shown their usual professional restraint and class in not seeking out to be interviewed in connection with this grossly inaccurate production. Another person, however, has aggressively pursued being quoted or interviewed and is planning to strategically place herself in a local Fall River bar which will be airing the program and where the local print media will be showing up to interview customers – again planning to be one of them. . Some people just LOVE getting their names in the paper – it serves to self-validate who they are and their own self-worth. Sad.
One of my friends in Fall River said: “Faye, I’ll Skype you and you can watch it with me on my TV here 3 hours earlier!” I said, No, that I was gonna record it and wouldn’t be near a TV anyway between 7 an 10:30 tonight.
Anyway, as to the quality and accuracy of LMN’s rendition of the Lizzie Borden case, I don’t need to see two trains going head to head on the same rail to know the result. Excuse them, Lizzie, for know not what they do. Uhhh. Scratch that. They know exactly what they’re doing. 😉
As to the REAL facts of the case, here’s a terrific 13 minute video by the Fall River Historical Society. Please do yourself a favor and watch it!