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Investigative reporter Nellie Bly is on a mission to expose the deplorable conditions and mistreatment of patients at the notorious Women's Lunatic Asylum, and feigns mental illness in order to be institutionalized to report from the inside. It follows Nellie's stay beginning after she has undergone treatment, leaving her with no recollection of how she came to the asylum or her real identity. Nellie's unwillingness to submit to authority results in unspeakable torture at the hands of the head nurse, Matron Grady. Dr. Josiah tries to help Nellie, but the attention prompts Grady's barbaric tactics to intensify, leading Nellie to question if she actually does belong in the asylum after all.
Aired in United States January 19, 2019
Based on a true story.