Thursday, July 08, 2004

Selby Wall? Doesn't Exist. 

A number of people find their way to this blog each day by searching for pictures or information on Selby Wall, the character played by Christina Ricci in Monster. Stop searching - Selby Wall is not a real person. She is a fictionalized version of Wuornos' lover Tyria Moore.

For more information on Tyria Moore, see's Tyria Jolene Moore, which includes a link to a news article that includes a photo of Moore.

For more information on the actual events of Aileen Wuornos' life, check out's In-Depth: Aileen Wuornos page, which has photos and links to documents and other websites. One of the links is to CourtTV's Crime Library entry on Wuornos, The Myth and the Reality, which is a multiple page, detailed biography. I would also recommend Nick Broomfield's documentary Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer.

For an interesting comparison of the movie with the actual events, see Reel Faces and Sue Russell's More of a Monster Than Hollywood Could Picture, although I disagree with Russell's conclusion that "Monster" fails to leave the audience with a sense of the dangerous volatility of Aileen Wuornos.

You can buy the following at Monster, Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer, Aileen Wuornos - The Selling of a Serial Killer (Nick Broomfield's first documentary on Wuornos), and Sue Russell's book Lethal Intent.

UPDATE (8/5/04): Scheduled for publication on August 30, 2004 is Monster: My True Story, cowritten by Aileen Wuornos and Christopher Berry-Dee. You can pre-order it now and it will be shipped on publication in a few weeks.

Amazon links:

Aileen Wuornos - The Selling of a Serial Killer

Monster: My True Story

Posted by Beth Henderson at 8:13 AM