- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: July 11, 2001
A well-known madam became the only victim of a very high-profile case.
Hard on the banks of the Mississippi River, the Louisiana State capital of Baton Rouge is a city with a reputation for heat, Cajun color and illicit indulgences. For years, Sylvia Landry profited on the confluence of politics and sin, running three very successful escort services rumored to have some very important clients.
Through extensive use of news footage and revealing interviews with many of the witnesses, attorneys and officers involved, BATON ROUGE: SCANDAL ON THE BAYOU chronicles what happened after the authorities finally decided to go after Landry. The case split the city down the middle: many people hated Landry's brazen attitude, while others admired her defiance in the face of mounting problems. But events took a tragic turn after Landry was convicted and sent to jail--an event which many assumed would never happen.
Did the same people who Landry assumed would protect her ultimately see to it that she could never threaten their positions again--despite the fact that she steadfastly refused to reveal her client list during her ordeal?