Christina Ricci to Star as Journalist Nellie Bly, Your New Feminist Icon

Christina Ricci to Star as Journalist Nellie Bly, Your New Feminist Icon

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I have to admit, I hadn’t heard of Nellie Bly, whose real name was Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman, before I read Dazed‘s article on the upcoming film about her undercover work exposing the abuse of psychiatric patients at a New York. However, now that I have read up on her, I have become obsessed.   News broke this week that Christina Ricci will star as Nellie Bly in a biopic of the famed journalist, whose undercover investigation in the Women’s Lunatic Asylum, Blackwell Island, New York in the late 1800s exposed serious abuse of patients and led to mental healthcare reform in the USA.  She …