Inspired by a true story
After her father, Dr. George Hodel, a prominent Hollywood physician was acquitted in a sensational incest trial, 16-year-old Tamar gave birth to a blue-eyed, white-skinned baby girl. She insisted that the father was “Negro”. Outraged by the audacity of their daughter and the stigma attached to a mixed-race child within their midst, her mother quickly arranged to have the baby permanently given away to Jimmie Lee, a black maid in a Nevada casino. Overwhelmed by the problems of raising a white-skinned baby in her black community, Jimmie spent the next twenty years struggling to secretly raise Fauna. Together they endured extreme poverty, alcoholism, starvation, sexual abuse, pregnancy, and death, hopelessly bound and knotted together by relentless bigotry. Fauna survived this difficult world with a vow to find the one person who knew her beginnings, her biological mother, Tamar, the woman of her dreams. Fauna sets out to discover the truth, only to uncover her family’s notorious secret: her extraordinary grandfather and the murder of the Black Dahlia.
Disclaimer; If you are easily scared by a mask that resembles a goat’s head, please don’t watch this.
Fauna is one of those sweet girls who did nothing to the world to get the hand she was dealt with. Her curiosity will piss you off as you know how deep a grave she is digging the closer she looks.
I am a big fan of Chris Pine and having him on this was pure genius. His ‘damaged goods’ personality is exactly what this tv show needed to keep it interesting.
Episodes;4, will be complete with 6.
Its a mini-series hence not being renewed.