Secret Lives of Women

2005, TV Show

Full Episodes(16)

Latest Episode: Dirty Work

Nov 17, 2009 Season 5 Episode 13 watch on (Paid)

Meet four women who get dirty for a living. Kate has been working in meat processing plants since she was in High School. When she went away to college, she began working at a mom and pop shop, where she quickly became the best skinner and trimmer they had ever seen. Now a married mother, Kate dreams of one day buying that store. Denise, a struggling divorcee, decided to put her childhood farm experience to use, working as a milkmaid and midwife, delivering five to six calves each day. Eileen is the head caretaker at the primate sanctuary in Kentucky, where abandoned, confined or wounded primates are rehabilitated. Yvette, who spent years working odd jobs, found her niche at Emergency Response, a company that specializes in cleaning crime scenes. Yvette started there as a secretary, and soon found herself on the scene, where she feels her help is essential in the coping process of victims and their families.

Loved & Controlled

Oct 27, 2009 Season 5 Episode 10

Meet two women who tried to leave their controlling husbands, and wound up paying dearly for it. Amy Jones married her high school boyfriend, Chris Rezos. Over time, Chris became increasingly controlling, leading Amy to ask for a divorce. Around this time, Chris attacked Amy, bludgeoning her with a flashlight and attempting to choke and drown her. She survived. Three weeks later, while out of jail on bond, Chris hid in Amy's car and shot her twice in the head. Miraculously, she survived again. Amy is now a domestic violence spokeswoman. After Jessica Lenahan’s emotionally abusive former husband, Simon, tried to hang himself in front of their children, Jessica decided to leave him. Despite a restraining order against him, Simon picked up their three daughters without permission. Jessica called the police several times over the next ten hours to beg them to find her girls, but the police declined. At 3:20 AM, Simon drove to the police station and began to shoot into the building with a semiautomatic gun. Police returned fire, and killed Simon. When they looked into his car they found the bodies of all three daughters. Simon had shot each of them in the head. Believing that the police department acted negligently, Jessica brought her case to the U.S Supreme Court for the right to sue for not enforcing the restraining order, but she was denied. She is now arguing her case in front of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. And, Drew Peterson has been making headlines since October 2007, when his fourth wife, Stacy, disappeared. Her disappearance led investigators to re-open the case of Peterson’s ex-wife Kathleen Savio, who was found dead in her bathtub in 2004. Although the death was initially ruled an accident, a second autopsy revealed it to be a homicide. Peterson has now been charged with her murder. Anna Doman and Cassandra Cales, Kathleen and Stacy’s sisters, tell us about their sister and what life with Drew Peterson was like.
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Mini Women

Sep 22, 2009 Season 5 Episode 6

These three little women may be small, but their careers make them larger than life. After twenty years as an accountant, Marylou decided to retire and do taxes part time so she could spend more time on her second career, Sexuality Educator. After years of talking with her LP girlfriends about sex, Marylou realized that their knowledge about sex was limited, and that there was a need for someone to educate LP's about sexuality. So Marylou created an illustrated book and began holding seminars and private sessions to help Little People understand their bodies and their movements. Two years ago, Tara met and married the love of her life, Scott. They each brought two children into the marriage. Now they are a blended family of six, all LP's. Now, in addition to holding down a day job as a cashier and running a household of six, Tara finds the time to entertain 18,000 people as the Mini Mascot for a professional hockey team, The Florida Panthers. After years working odd jobs such as entry level clerical and receptionist positions, Ali decided to venture down the acting path. In January of 2007, Ali was cast as a stand in/body double in the Will Smith film, "I Am Legend." In August 2008, she landed her first speaking role in a feature film called "Circus Maximus."
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Women of Erotica

Sep 15, 2009 Season 5 Episode 5

The adult film industry… where sex sells, and nothing is off limits. Whether an agent, a director, or the next big star, these four women are blazing their own trails to the top of the adult film industry. Skye Blue has directed hundreds of films over almost two decades and is respected by performers throughout the industry. But Skye hasn't always been on top. At age 14, after getting kicked out of high school and sent off to boarding school, she ran away and found herself living on the streets as a child prostitute. Over the next fifteen years, she floated from job to job, industry to industry, until she ended up winning a burlesque dance competition. Her adult entertainment career snowballed after that: a headlining performer around the country, a famous actress known for her voluptuousness, and eventually a sought after director. Shy Love was born and raised in Germany and moved to the states at age 8. She attended college in Florida where she received a Bachelor's degree in accounting and eventually two Master Degrees in related fields. Soon after settling into a white picket fence existence, Shy grew tired of normalcy and decided to go on a Playboy centerfold test shoot. There, she caught the exhibitionist bug, and "Shy Love" was born. She's worked consistently in films ever since. As an up and coming adult performer, 21-year-old Kenzi Marie is still somewhat new to the adult film industry. She has only been in the business for a little over a year, and is already in the process of signing a one-year, $100,000 contract as a performer for an Internet-based interactive adult entertainment company. Gianna Lynn appears to be a typical college student, balancing both a full course load and job. But when school is out, Gianna is one of the hottest actresses on the porn scene. Gianna planned to marry and live happily ever after. But when a co-worker gave her the card of an adult film producer, Gianna couldn't refuse.
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Nasty Divorces

Sep 08, 2009 Season 5 Episode 4

Join us as we expose what really went on behind the scenes of some very bitter breakups. Dina Matos, the ex-wife of former New Jersey Governor James McGreevey, says she learned of her husband's alleged affair with another man only days before his very public resignation speech. Judy Steinberg, the wife of comedian David Steinberg, realized her marriage was over when, she claims, her husband admitted to hundreds of extramarital affairs. When Angela Schmidt discovered that her neighbor, Katie, was the "other woman" in her marriage, Angela decided to start an online boutique that sells breakup items, appropriately named, "Smashing Katie." And meet Amy Botwinick whose bitter divorce pushed her to found a boot camp to help other women move on from their own very nasty breakups.
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Cults

Sep 01, 2009 Season 5 Episode 3

An estimated 5 to 7 million Americans have been involved in cults, or cult-like groups. Even though they've never met, the four women profiled in "Secret Lives of Women: Cults" have eerily similar stories. Isolation from family, pressure to donate money, desire to please their higher power and loss of independent thought were all realities to these women affected by cults. We profile four women who have been affected by cults and mind-control groups. From a mother who has lost her daughter to a young woman trying to rebuild her life after losing everything to a controlling yoga organization, viewers get taken inside cult life.
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Mothers of Murderers

Aug 18, 2009 Season 5 Episode 1

The bond between a mother & child is one of the strongest connections known. But what happens when the child is accused of murder? We will explore how these relationships are affected and how these mothers are transformed by the tragic event. Meet four very different mothers who are coping with their child's actions. There's the mother who continues to fight for her son's innocence; another who inspires others through her writing and speeches that hope is never dead. One mother struggles with the loss of her son after he committed murder. Yet another awaits her son's trial, and the verdict that will dictate the rest of his life. Join us on their journey.
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