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The Terrifying True Story Behind Hulu’s Candy: What Happened Between Candy Montgomery & Betty Gore

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We’ve seen a lot of true crime series in our time. From binge-able docuseries to dramatized interpretations of real-life events, we’ve been left in total shock by the latest batch of true crime TV shows out there. But nothing could’ve prepared us for Hulu’s latest limited series Candy. Starring Jessica Biel and Melanie Lynskey as the real-life Candy Montgomery and Betty Gore, Candy features shocking twists and turns we didn’t see coming, and wraps up with an ending that will leave viewers totally blown away — and it’s all based on horrific, but factual, events.

Candy takes audiences all the way back to 1978 Texas, where Betty and Candy are two unsuspecting suburban wives who go to church, attend community events, and more. But once Candy begins having an affair with Betty’s husband, Allan (played by Pablo Schreiber in the mini-series) everything changes.

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This is basically where Candy starts to unfold, recounting the horrifying, true events that came afterward. From Betty and Candy’s final confrontation to the details of Candy’s trial, a story like this has to be seen to be believed. Years after the events, authors John Bloom and Jim Atkinson even recalled the unbelievable story in the aptly named Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs. The book has since inspired the new Hulu series. How can a story like this even be true? Well, sometimes true (crime) is a lot stranger than fiction. As eager audiences dive into each new episode on Hulu, learn more about the true story that inspired the show.

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Warning: spoilers ahead!

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