'Beyond The Headlines: Beauty Queens Gone Bad': Live stream, release date, plot and all you need to know about Lifetime's true-crime docu

The documentary will feature the stories of many real-life cases of criminal deception that sent shockwaves throughout the country


                            'Beyond The Headlines: Beauty Queens Gone Bad': Live stream, release date, plot and all you need to know about Lifetime's true-crime docu
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Lifetime's 'Beyond The Headlines' series is coming out with a new documentary based on Ann Rule's popular true-crime work, ‘Practice to Deceive’. The documentary will follow the shattering case of a murder on Christmas day. 

The documentary will feature the stories of many real-life cases of criminal deception that sent shockwaves throughout the country because of the gruesome details. The movie sees the lives of a small island community turn upside down when Russel Douglas, a local businessman, is found dead the day after Christmas. Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming documentary on Lifetime.

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Release date

The documentary titled ‘Beyond The Headlines: Beauty Queens Gone Bad’ will premiere exclusively on Lifetime on March 6, 2021, at 10 pm ET/PT.

Plot

According to the official synopsis, the documentary “delves deeper into more shocking stories of criminal deception. 'Circle of Deception' is inspired by Ann Rule's popular true-crime work, ‘Practice to Deceive’ that focuses on a shattering case of a murder on Christmas day.” The documentary airs after the Lifetime television movie ‘Circle of Deception’ starring Diane Neal, Tahmoh Penikett and Jim Morrison in pivotal roles. The movie sees a small island community face chaos when Russel Douglas, a local businessman, is found dead the day after Christmas.

The official synopsis states: “A small island community that is turned upside down when one of the town’s citizen's Russel Douglas (Paul McGillion) is found dead the day after Christmas. Brenna Douglas (Jill Morrison) was Russel's estranged and soon-to-be ex-wife, who often complained to her former beauty queen best friend Peggy Sue Thomas (Diane Neal), that Russel was physically and emotionally abusive. Through an investigation that twists and winds its way through neighbors, a wife, and best friends, Russel’s murderer is finally revealed.”

Creators

The documentary is inspired by the works of author Ann Rule. The novelist wrote a number of books on crime and received universal acclaim. She is best known for ‘The Stranger Beside Me’, about the serial killer Ted Bundy, with whom Rule worked and whom she considered a friend. However, he was later revealed to be a murderer. The author published more than 30 true-crime stories in her illustrious career that spanned over almost four decades. Rule died on July 26, 2015, due to many health issues including congestive heart failure.

Trailer

There is no trailer for the documentary released yet. Watch this space for further detail as MEAWW will update this article when the trailer is out.

Where to watch and how to live stream?

‘Beyond The Headlines: Beauty Queens Gone Bad’ will premiere exclusively on Lifetime on March 6, 2021, at 10 pm ET/PT. 

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