Elle Fanning and Sarah Paulson are set to star in Mirrah Foulkes’ I am Sybil, an upcoming film based on the famous case of Shirley Mason, who was given the alias Sybil to protect her identity. Mason’s fascinating story first came into public view in 1973, when Flora Rheta Schreiber’s non-fiction novel Sybil was published. The book quickly became a bestseller, with 6 million copies sold worldwide. According to the novel, Mason sought professional help for social anxiety and memory loss. Through treatment, the author shared, Mason’s psychologist Connie Wilbur found that Mason had multiple personality disorder (now recognized as dissociative identity disorder) and manifested sixteen personalities due to sexual and physical abuse.
Mirrah Foulkes’ I Am Sybil, starring Elle Fanning and Sarah Paulson, will explore the case of a woman diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder. Read More