The Act

The Act

This stranger-than-fiction crime series is based on a true story. Gypsy, a young girl, tries to escape from her overprotective, abusive mother Dee Dee. Gypsy’s quest for independence opens up a Pandora's box of secrets, which ultimately leads to murder.

English [CC]
Year of production:
Country of origin:
United States
TV shows creator:
Nick Antosca
La Maison du Bon Reve

1. La Maison du Bon Reve

Dee Dee and her daughter Gypsy arrive in a new neighborhood, where Gypsy feels lonely due to medical issues, but their new neighbors can be nosy, and they both have secrets to hide.


2. Teeth

Gypsy is given the Child of the Year Award, but a dental emergency that gets the attention of a skeptical doctor could expose Dee Dee's secrets.

Two Wolverines

3. Two Wolverines

Dee Dee makes Gypsy play dress-up for a costume convention, where they each attract charming men who could complicate their insular relationship, Gypsy is starting to question her mother's lies, especially about how old she really is.

Stay Inside

4. Stay Inside

With Gypsy getting older, Dee Dee is forced to new legal maneuvers to keep control of her, Gypsy goes to greater lengths for new adult experiences.

Plan B

5. Plan B

Gypsy and Nick scheme to meet in person and hope to win Dee Dee's approval, but when their plan goes disastrously wrong they'll be pushed to make an extreme choice in order to be together.

A Whole New World

6. A Whole New World

While Gypsy and Nick are on the run, flashbacks to a much younger Dee Dee reveal how trauma with her own mother set her up for conflict with Gypsy.

Bonnie & Clyde

7. Bonnie & Clyde

Gypsy is excited to start over with Nick in Wisconsin, but their new life doesn't match the happily-ever-after she imagined, and her anxiety worsens as past transgressions begin to catch up with them.


8. Free

Gypsy fights for her life by defending her actions, while Mel and Lacey realize that behind closed doors things were not always as they seemed.