The Boston Strangler case’s most bizarre aspect, in Carrie Coon’s opinion, has nothing to do with a murderer and everything to do with the female reporters who had to balance personal life with their pursuit of a murderer narrative.
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In the true-crime thriller “Boston Strangler,” written and directed by Matt Ruskin, Loretta McLaughlin (Keira Knightley) and Jean Cole (Coon) collaborate to look into the early 1960s killings of more than a dozen women.
What is real and what isn’t in the movie is delineated by Ruskin and his stars:
Was the term “Boston Strangler” actually coined by reporter Loretta McLaughlin?
When Loretta learns that three women have been discovered strangled in the last two weeks, she is working on the lifestyle desk of the Boston Record-American in 1962. When her request to profile the victims is rejected, she decides to look into the deaths on her own time and learns the truth.
According to many women, watching it can be cathartic, adds Knightley. “Most have experienced being dismissed and not being taken seriously at work.”
When Loretta switches the phrase “The Boston Phantom must be caught” to “The Boston Strangler,” she is in the middle of typing a tale. Although though it is “clearly an exaggeration,” names like “the Phantom Strangler” and “the Silk Stalking Killer” appeared in news articles before McLaughlin finally came up with the notorious moniker in her investigation.
Loretta McLaughlin and Jean Cole encountered discrimination and misogyny while looking into the deaths.
When Loretta begins to make progress in her investigation of the Strangler, Jean is brought in to assist with her sources. Both of them have different strategies for coping with the pervasive sexism and misogyny of the time. Take me seriously, McLaughlin “tried to punch everyone in the face.” And Jean is considerably more wily about it and a bit flirty,” Knightley explains.
Coon, who claims that she similarly “had to find my own way” as an actress, found Cole’s career path to be relatable. Until she met with the Boston Daily Record right out of high school and accepted a job there in the 1940s as a “copy boy,” sorting files, her real-life character had planned to become a nurse. She had to learn on the job and really work her way through the system, according to Coon.