After premiering on Hulu in the US, the new drama series Candy is now available to stream in its entirety in the UK on Disney Plus. Elisabeth Moss, who was in The Handmaid’s Tale, was supposed to be the main star of the show.
However, she had to drop out because of scheduling problems, and The Sinner star Jessica Biel took her place. The drama tells the shocking story of a housewife in the 1980s who did everything by the book until one day when everything changed.
But is the Disney Plus show Candy based on a real story? Read on for all the information you need.
In 1978, Candy and Allan begin their affair.
In the end, they gave in to their demands, but not before instituting certain guidelines. In an interview with the Dallas Morning News, Candy, a housewife, claimed that she and Allan planned to conduct a one-night-a-week sex session in a local motel.
In the event that Candy and her lover developed romantic feelings for one another, they agreed to cease their affair immediately and divide the costs of lunch, dinner, and lodging evenly.
After Candy revealed in February that she had fallen for Allan, he promptly broke the last restriction and began meeting her again, according to sources cited by Texas Monthly.
So they continued having sex until the guilt overwhelmed him in late 1979, a few months after Betty gave birth to their second daughter, Bethany, in July. Candy was sad to see their regular biweekly date go, but she agreed.
Is There Any Truth to the ‘Candy’ Movie?
On June 13, 1980, Candy Montgomery, a wife from Wylie, Texas, used an axe to kill her best friend Betty Gore (Melanie Lynskey), a case that inspired the film Candy. Montgomery swung the weapon at Gore 41 times; 40 of those blows landed while Gore’s heart was still beating.
In 1978, the suburban housewife met Gore in the Methodist Church of Lucas, and she soon began an affair with her victim’s husband, Allan (played by Pablo Schreiber).
What Happened to Candy Montgomery?
As a result of the charges being dismissed against her, Candy and her family reportedly relocated to Georgia. It was also said that when Candy moved out, she and her husband Pat Montgomery divorced.
According to The Daily Mail, Candy also has a part-time job as a counselor for those with mental health issues.
Number of Candy Attacks
Compared to other Hulu adaptations, which typically feature between six and eight chapters, Candy only contains five episodes. Beginning on Monday, May 9, 2022, the streaming service will debut a new episode every night.
We have highlighted the episode names and their air dates below, and the final episode of Candy will air on the appropriate date of Friday, May 13, 2022.
- Episode 1: Friday the 13th – Monday, May 9, 2022
- Episode 2: Happy Wife Happy Life – Tuesday, May 10, 2022
- Episode 3: Overkill – Wednesday, May 11, 2022
- Episode 4: Cover Girl – Thursday, May 12, 2022
- Episode 5: The Fight – Friday, May 13, 2022
The story of Candy Montgomery will be told in two different limited series, both starring Elizabeth Olsen. The first, titled Candy, will air on Hulu. The second, titled Love and Death, will air on HBO Max. Later this year, you can watch Love and Death.
IT’S A WRAP! Elizabeth Olsen as Candy Montgomery celebrating the last day of filming #LoveAndDeath on April 7.
We’ve lost count at this point and the series will premiere somewhere in 2022. (allegedly)
— alias (@itsjustanx) April 9, 2022