A recent screening of the upcoming documentary “Lorena” — which tells the story of Lorena Bobbitt, who infamously chopped off her husband’s penis in 1993 after she claims he raped and beat her — turned into a wild ruckus.
Spies told Page Six that the screening of the documentary, which deals with serious and heavy issues such as domestic abuse and violence, wasn’t taken seriously as people drank to excess and became increasingly drunker as the event went on.
“People kept getting up to badger waitstaff for more drinks,” a spy told us of the event at the Public Hotel in New York on Monday. “They were screaming and shouting inappropriate commentary as this intense documentary was playing.”
Another added, “The people near me were wasted. Just totally out of their minds, and it was a Monday.”
Another spy noted that a security guard kept having to monitor the crowd for cell phone use.
“At one point [the guard] even had to sit down next to a person who kept taking out his phone like he was a child,” we’re told. “It was a mess.”
The screening also happened to be plagued by technological issues, with the picture cutting out various times throughout the two-episode feature.
Following the screening, Bobbitt appeared on a panel to answer questions about her life and filming the documentary. The crowd, we’re told, remained quiet for this section.
“Lorena” hits Amazon Prime Video on Feb. 15, which after this screening sounds like it’ll be best enjoyed from home.