Lady in the Lake Trailer

Apple TV's Lady in the Lake TV series is based on the 2019 Laura Lippman novel of the same name, which tells the story of a fictional Jewish housewife who is bored with her husband and leaves him to become an investigative journalist in downtown Baltimore. The book's story was inspired by two unrelated deaths in Baltimore in 1969: the death of a 35-year-old black woman named Shirley Parker and the murder of an 11-year-old Jewish girl named Esther Lebowitz. In the series, Portman's character battles misogyny as she attempts to explore the two deaths. The series and book also offer a commentary on how the two deaths are treated differently, with the suspicious death of Parker (renamed Cleo Sherwood), whose body was found in the fountain of a lake, being quickly forgotten. Related Article: Lady in the Lake: History vs. Hollywood

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