A&E Network will premiere the Biography special “Mary Kay Letourneau: Autobiography,” a raw two-hour documentary following former teacher Mary Kay Letourneau as she recounts her tumultuous past in her most in-depth confessional to date. Mary, a Seattle grade school teacher, stunned the world when she fell in love with her 13-year-old former sixth grade student Vili Fualaau. Their subsequent relationship ultimately sent her to prison for more than seven years, isolating her from her children and altering the course of her life forever. Mary reveals key never-before-heard details as she shares her deeply emotional story of forbidden love, her legal troubles and the media firestorm that followed. “Mary Kay Letourneau: Autobiography” premieres on Tuesday, May 29th at 8pm ET/PT.
“This documentary gives viewers an unfiltered look at the story of Mary Kay Letourneau through her words as she expresses her side to a story that stunned the nation,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, A&E Network. “Honest storytelling is at the heart of the Biography brand and we hope viewers will see her story with a new understanding.”
Throughout the engrossing two hour special, Mary and Villi detail their early years, how their relationship came to be and how it intrigued and disturbed the country. Delving further, Mary shares her feelings of injustice and betrayal when she lost contact with her children and the effect her choices have had on both her and her family. Mary’s lawyers, friends and a fellow prison inmate help tell this complex story. Currently working as a paralegal, Mary talks about her future and what it may hold for her and her family.
“Mary Kay Letourneau: Autobiography” is produced by Asylum Entertainment in association with Marwar Junction Productions. Executive producers for Asylum Entertainment are Steve Michaels and Jonathan Koch along with David Michaels and executive producers for Marwar Junction are Allison Berkley and Joseph Freed. Executive producers for A&E are Elaine Frontain Bryant, Amy Savitsky and Brad Abramson. A+E Network holds worldwide distribution rights to “Biography Presents: Mary Kay Letourneau: Autobiography.”