Sharon Tate suffered a terrible fate, but it keeps getting worse. Hers is the most horrific death imaginable, repeatedly stabbed by Charles Manson’s followers in her Los Angeles home, aged 26, and eight-and-a-half months pregnant with Roman Polanski’s baby. Now, as we approach the 50th anniversary of her death this August, it is being restaged again and again.
The highest-profile example is Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, due for release this summer, with Margot Robbie as Tate, and the Manson murders the focal point for a sprawling Tinseltown survey. Tarantino’s Manson, Damon Herriman, also plays the role in the next season of Netflix’s Mindhunter.