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"Lizzie" explores the axe murder legend with a lesbian backstory

In 1892, Lizzie Borden was the primary suspect in the axe killings of her mother and father in Fall River, Mass. The gruesome tale has been made into a modern film which explores what may have motivated the murders; the forbidden love between Borden and her housemaid.

Often called the OJ trial of its time, the court case would eventually result in the acquittal of Borden and a lifetime of ostracization from locals. 

Roadside Attractions is bringing this story to the select big screens on September 14, 2018. According to the following official synopsis, the movie will explore the troubled life of the titular character including a lesbian affair:

"After a lifetime of loneliness, Lizzie finds a kindred spirit in housemaid Bridget Sullivan (Kristen Stewart) and their secret intimacy sparks an unthinkable act. 

Director Craig William Macneill (The Boy (2015), "Channel Zero: Candle Cove") explores the days leading up to the savage crimes in a dark tale of repression, exploitation and thwarted dreams."

The tale was also tackled in a popular television 1975 movie starring Elizabeth Montgomery called "The Legend of Lizzie Borden."