Aileen Wuornos - The Selling of a Serial Killer
Aileen Wuornos - The Selling of a Serial Killer (1993)

Nick Broomfield directed this controversial documentary about Aileen Wuornos, a Florida prostitute who confessed to killing seven men between 1989 and 1990. Though Wuornos claimed to have acted in self-defense, she was convicted of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 9, 1993
DVD Release Date: April 27, 2004
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Rob Gonsalves

Broomfield ends up exploring a world that cares more about money and deals than about life and death.

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Emanuel Levy

Though undermining and ignoring some facts about the serial killer, Broomfield's docu is entertaining and it certainly capture the media frenzy (boderline zoo) and bizarre participants in this perculiar case. Make sure to watch the follow-up.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

A damning portrait of cold-hearted greed.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
What makes this revealing documentary so disturbing and tragic is that it shows us that Aileen was clearly in need of psychological help instead of an electric… More
Randy Tippy
Bad enough that Aileen Wuornos took eight lives, but to see the collection of buzzards, leeches and assorted slime that assembled to profit from her pending… More
Alex roy
Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer is a good documentary about Aileen Wuornos, the first female serial killer to be executed. Nick Bloomfield… More
Stephen M
Hmm, this documentary is a bit of a mess. It feels like Nick Broomfield wanted to make an informative piece about the life and crimes of Aileen Wuornos and was… More
familiar stranger
Nice script exploiting the crimes of an allegedly first lady serial killer, and shading light on her impression of this evil world. Even her lawyer and adopted… More