Nick Broomfield's second documentary on Aileen Carol Wuornos. The film focuses on Wuornos' declining mental state and the questionable judgment to execute her despite her being of unsound mind.
“Terrific. It’s an extraordinary document: astonishing, tragic, gutting, and terribly funny in the most ghastly way” – The Times
Broomfield’s second film with America’s first female serial killer, Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer returns to the story of Aileen Wuornos, the highway prostitute convicted of killing six men in Florida between 1989 and 1990.
Interviewing an increasingly mentally unstable Wuornos, Broomfield captures the distorted mind of a murderer whom the state of Florida deems of sound mind – and therefore fit to execute.