'Girl in the Picture' is directed by Skye Borgman, who previously directed 2017’s 'Abducted in Plain Sight.'
The true-crime documentary The Girl In The Picture is a heartwrenching story that follows the story of Sharon Marshall, a woman whose true identity was not truly revealed until after she died mysteriously in 1990.
In 2014, her identity was finally revealed... but who was she? Netflix’s synopsis reads: “In this documentary, a woman found dying by a road leaves behind a son, a man claiming to be her husband — and a mystery that unfolds like a nightmare.”
Watched the new true crime documentary, "Girl in the Picture" on Netflix.— Obnoxious and Anonymous (@ObnoxandAnony) July 8, 2022
Yeah, that was an emotional, powerful, gut-wrenching watch. pic.twitter.com/3qXZTGrLh2
On Netflix's official fan site Tudum, the streaming giant explained: It began with a picture - one that, when examined closer, opened up a twisted and heartbreaking 30-year mystery. The upcoming true-crime documentary Girl in the Picture dives into the story of Sharon Marshall, as she goes from being an ambitious teenager with a scholarship to Georgia Tech to a woman with a 2-year-old son, forced by her abusive husband to work as a stripper. Her eventual tragic murder leads to an investigation of her true identity and the federal fugitive who happened to be at the center of it all.
Investigative journalist Matt Birkbeck was the first to write about Marshall's excruciating story in his novels A Beautiful Child and Finding Sharon. According to Collider, Birkbeck executive produced the project which used material from the two non-fiction books.
2022's The Girl In The Picture is directed by Skye Borgman, who previously directed 2017’s Abducted in Plain Sight also for Netflix. The latter followed the story of the kidnapping and long-term abuse of Jan Broberg by her neighbor Robert Berchtold. The Girl In The Picture is also another kidnapping story filled with even more unbelievable twists to the story.
Fans can't get over the shocking story and take to Twitter after watching the story unfold on the streaming platform. One viewer tweeted: Girl In The Picture on Netflix is one of the most horrific, sickening, frightening things I’ve watched. I’m at a loss for words.
Another commented: Girl In The Picture on Netflix is actually one of the most horrifying things i’ve ever seen, like every time i thought it couldn’t get any worse…it did. I hope that man suffers every second for the rest of his life.
A third wrote: Girl In The Picture on Netflix has so many twists and layers! It might be one of the most shocking, and horrific true crime documentaries I’ve watched in a long time!