Synopsis by Tom Ciampoli
The stunning, true story of journalist Nellie Bly's now-legendary undercover stint in a mental hospital in 1887. This dramatic biopic follows a 23-year-old Bly (Caroline Barry), a fledgling and peternaturally talented news writer looking to expose rampant abuse, corruption, murder and gross mistreatment of patients at the insane asylum in a mental hospital known as Blackwell's Island. To gain access to the asylum, however, Bly must first convince the requisite authorities that she is insane. After being admitted into the wing, Bly uncovers shocking truths and injustices that would gain the nation's attention and launched her career as one of the most influential journalists in American history.
abuse, asylum [mental hospital], crime, expose [revelation], journalist, story, undercover