Madalyn Murray O'Hair, founder of American Atheists, led the charge in a 1963 Supreme court ruling to end Bible-reading in U.S. public schools, leading Life magazine to declare her the Netflix film's title. Decades later, she and two family members were kidnapped and murdered by a convicted felon on parole who had been an employee of American Atheists.
According to Netflix, "'The Most Hated Woman in America' captures the rise and fall of a complex character who was a controversial villain to some and an unlikely hero to others." The movie stars Oscar winner Melissa Leo as O'Hair, and co-stars Josh Lucas, Anna Camp, Sally Kirkland, Peter Fonda, Adam Scott, Vincent Kartheiser, and Juno Temple.
Watch the trailer:"The Most Hated Woman in America" just had its world premiere March 14 at SXSW, and Netflix is giving it a super-quick turnaround, making it available for streaming on Friday, March 24.
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