Too Pretty To Be A Victim
LISA EDELSTEIN, SARA PAXTON AND JUSTIN BRUENING
STAR IN THE LIFETIME ORIGINAL MOVIE BLUE-EYED BUTCHER
The Film based on a True Story of a Texas Housewife
Convicted of Murdering Her Husband Premieres March 3.
Are you pretty enough to get away with murder? Does the way you look matter in a crime of passion? Do your looks matter in your defense in any crime? Is a pretty face enough to convince you that murder wasn’t justified or possible? If you were on the jury, would you convict the Blue-Eyed Butcher?
Susan Wright (Paxton), a beautiful young wife and mother of two, violently kills her husband in their Houston home after years of alleged abuse. Does her looks change your opinion on murder? Is it possible that her handsome and successful husband was also a drug addict and violent man even though he was good looking? Do the beautiful people also have problems?
The stage is set for a love story. The beautiful damsel marries the handsome man. She becomes the darling wife and he transforms into the provider. Their relationship is fueled by control and enrage, by drugs and power. The pursuit for perfection is too much to stand. The shift in power and need to be the perfect husband and doting wife is unraveled in a murder fueled by years of abuse.
Is it possible that burying your problems is justified if it includes your husband’s body in the backyard? Is it retaliation or necessity after years of abuse and normal human denials? Can a pretty face hide a woman that is justified in her stabbings? If they weren’t such a “pretty” couple would the social media frenzy have resulted? Is this a case of too much or one person severely abused who finally takes control? When is murder justified and when isn’t it?
Tune in to Lifetime on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 8:00PM ET/PT to form your own opinions