Netflix’s next true crime follows killer who murdered young female sex workers
It’s called ‘Lost Girls’
Right now, we’re in a constant stream of brand new Netflix true crime documentaries and thrillers. And I’m not complaining, Netflix true crime docs will always have you hooked. The latest in the list of Netflix new releases is called ‘Lost Girls’ – a true crime film.
It’s based on the real events of a serial killer who murdered young, female sex workers and will be available to watch in March.
What is Lost Girls on Netflix about?
The film is based on the true story of the investigation of the Long Island serial killer. The story was turned into a New York Times best selling book with the same name by Robert Kolker. The story is about five sex workers who disappeared near Long Island in New York. The Long Island serial killer is thought to have started in 1996 and gone on until 2010.
The official synopsis for the Netflix film says: “When 24-year-old Shannan Gilbert mysteriously disappears one night, her mother Mari embarks on a dark journey that finds her face to face with hard truths about her daughter, herself, and police bias.
“Determined to find her daughter at all costs, Mari Gilbert retraces Shannan’s last known steps, driving her own investigation to an insular gated community near the desolate outer banks of Long Island.
“Her discoveries force law enforcement and the media to uncover more than a dozen unsolved murders of sex workers, young lives Mari will not let the world forget.”
The trailer shows Shannan’s mother, Mari, trying to push police to investigate her daughter’s disappearance. When looking for her body the police find four more. Mari then tries desperately to up the investigation, and to refer to the girls as more than just “hookers” and “prostitutes”. The Lost Girls trailer shows Mari starting to go to the media and receiving tip-offs about the case.
Who is in the cast?
The film stars Amy Ryan as Mari Gilbert. Thomasin McKenzie, Gabriel Byrne and Lola Kirke co-star.
Watch the trailer for Lost Girls on Netflix here:
Lost Girls will be available to watch on Netflix on March 13th. You can set a reminder for its release here. For all the latest Netflix news, drops and memes like The Holy Church of Netflix on Facebook.