Last night, I got to see Nick Broomfield's documentary, Aileen, The Life and Death of a Serial Killer. I wanted to find out if the real Wuornos reminded me of Calamity Jane. She didn't.
The real Wuornos was funny and fiesty and scary and real She came through the prison doors to give her interviews, surrounded by goons in uniform, and she was the only human being in the room. It was hard not to warm to her. Given the way she'd been fucked over by everyone in her life- from her relatives to her lawyers- it was remarkable she wasn't madder than she was.
Towards the end she was sabotaging her own appeal because she wanted to get it over with and be with Jesus.
And Jeb Bush has happy to oblige her because it fitted in very nicely with his re-election plans.