Guikje is a failure. A great big fat pile of nothing. Her son doesn't need her anymore, and her husband has a more interesting relationship with the television than he does with her.
Then she sees a documentary in which an English woman falls in love with a man on Death Row and becomes "the most important thing in his life." Guikje wants to be that for someone, too. Mesmerised, she begins to write to Hank. Can it be true? Has she found love?
As if by magic, many other women see the documentary and fall under the same spell. They want to be the most important thing for somebody. In a trance, the Death Row Dollies fly across the Atlantic to be with their men; men who torture, men who hack women to pieces, men who love puppies.
Woven from the verbatim accounts of real women who fell in love with men on Death Row, the Dollies will get under your skin and make you question your understandings of love, control, justice and human behaviour.
Based on the book 'Death Row Dollies' by Linda Polman.
Image credit: Dave Sindel
Warning: Contains mild coarse language, potentially triggering content or themes, including Violence, Sexual Assault or Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Alcohol Use, Murder, Use of Replica Weapons