By Sandy Olson
Published: September 20, 2012.
Inspired by real life events, Julia Pastrana is the shocking story of a young woman who, because of her physical appearance, is hurled into the circus sideshows of the 1850's. She soon finds herself rescued from this miserable existence by the handsome and charismatic Theodor Lent. Is this her dream come true or the beginning of her worst nightmare?