‘The Madam Of Purity Falls’: Lifetime Movie Possible True Story Of Alexis Wright Zumba-Kennebunk Scandal


The Madam of Purity Falls, also known as Purity Falls, is a Lifetime movie that could be loosely inspired by the ‘Zumba Madam’ Alexis Wright and the Kennebunk scandal. Press for The Madam of Purity Falls doesn’t mention that it is inspired by actual events from what we’ve seen. However, it shares a lot in common with the dance instructor who ran a massage business out of her studio. The 2019 movie The Madam of Purity Falls takes its direction from Sam Irvin and based on a screenplay by Shane O’Brien and Jack Bryant. The story was written by Anthony Del Negro and Shane O’Brien. It stars Kristanna Loken, Olivia d’Abo, Abby Glover, Beth Broderick, Trevor Stines, and Kendall Ryan Sanders. It also has a lot in common with the old Lifetime movie called The Client List.   The Madam of Purity Falls Lifetime Movie Synopsis

When a single mother’s husband dies suddenly, she relocates to the idyllic town of Purity Falls. She regrets the decision after her son becomes a victim in a sexy neighbor’s home business.


Possible True Story Basis of Purity Falls, aka The Madam of Purity Falls

That’s the year pretty Zumba instructor and pre-med student, Alexis Wright, took the small town by storm. Her classes were amazing, and the women thought she was beautiful. They swooned over the way she moved her hips sensually in class. But no one knew anything about her. Before long, she created such a buzz a few jealous women began digging for information about her. Known for its smiling faces, Kennebunk, Maine is the kind of town where no one locked their doors, and the beautiful waters enticed affluent tourists. It is a great place to raise kids. But the scandal that arose after one tenacious York County Coast Star reporter began investigating Alexis Wright left residents’ mouths wide open. (No pun intended.)   https://twitter.com/MJD757/status/681156578511212544?s=20 Someone took to Google and came up with some shocking information that was on a blog about her. Racy videos online featured Alexis Wright Zumba dancing in the nude. Other videos showed her in public parks. One enemy talked about her use of Welfare and food stamps. Alexis Wright’s biggest mistake was using her real name on the site. The women of Kennebunk couldn’t believe it as word started to spread. Residents didn’t like the way Alexis had dirtied up their town. Then another rumor began swirling. Alexis was doing more in Kennebunk than dancing. She was having intimate relations with the married husbands of the town. And it wasn’t just a few extra-marital flings. It was a full-blown massage business. Her business partner was Mark Strong, an insurance salesman and private investigator who was in charge of promoting her videos online as he watched and whispered to Alexis from his home and office via Skype. When the Maine wives got a whiff of that—they wanted blood…and flesh. The reporter at the head of the investigation alerted the district attorney, and a sting operation was set up. They raided Alexis’ home and her private dance studio. Cameras were set up in the living room. Ads on Backpage.com were also located, where Alexis Wright promised to sell husbands a fantasy, the kind of fantasy their wives couldn’t give them. In one ad, she claimed that her home business was saving marriages.   https://www.facebook.com/WGME13/photos/a.63001091980/10151242036416981/?type=3&permPage=1  

Who’s On The List, Baby?

There was no need to worry about having enough evidence. Alexis Wright kept meticulous notes in her little black book that included a client list, cost of services rendered, and the license plates of the clients. Most of her clients were male. But there was one female. Alexis Wright liked men and women. The town gossipers speculated about who was on the list. It was said Maine lawyers, school employees, a realtor, and even a few cops were on it. Though, the cops all denied it. At the time, Alexis was married with a son. When her husband, Jason Trowbridge, found out, she told him she was working as a government operative. Detectives eventually released the names of the men on the client list. It was an embarrassing and terrifying experience for them all. One of the clients was the high school hockey coach, Donald Hill. He lost his job and now works as a chef. Former mayor James Soule and restauranteur Peter M. Wormell Sr were also on the secret list, according to Daily Mail. A popular pizza owner in town, who wasn’t on the list, told Real Stories that Alexis answered the door in a towel and dropped it. Then she invited him in and propositioned him. He said he declined the offer and left. https://twitter.com/ABC/status/317810859810365441?s=20 Marriages and families were destroyed over the scandal. Some of the men were such upstanding citizens and seemingly good husbands no one could believe they were involved. The ridiculous part of the story is that many of the clients believed they were the only one. Alexis had convinced the men she was their girlfriend on the side. She played upon the fantasies of middle-aged men, who were excited that someone with her youth and beauty was interested in them. Mark Strong was arrested and given 20 days in jail. Alexis Wright pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 months in jail. She was released after six months.  

What They Said Around The Web

“You paid her every time you met and you thought she was your girlfriend? Riiiiight!” “I’m sure all of the police officers scribbled their names off the lost before releasing it to the public.” “Let’s be real if I was a middle aged man in that town I’d probably have made the List too.” “Mark Strong’s pastor says he is a great family guy and a wonderful church going guy. What a lot of nonsense.” “That poor husband really thinks she was set-up 😮😂.” “A small town with small minded people. They went to a h–oker to have that little extra they didn’t get at home. So what? I hope they enjoyed it.”

  Sound off below. What did you think of the movie? And if you have any more information about where Alexis is now, let us know in the comments. TV Crime Sky’s research ends here. Watch The Madam of Purity Falls (Purity Falls) this Saturday, July 20, at 8/7 p.m. Central on the Lifetime channel.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts2KpNx5_4w   Watch Purity Falls Lifetime Movie Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqqG7zqybBw

Traciy Curry-Reyes

Traciy Curry-Reyes is the founder and editor-in-chief of TV Crime Sky. She began her career as a true crime & entertainment freelance writer in the 1990's for her website, The Movies Based on True Stories Database/Archives. She has contributed content to other websites, such as Examiner.com and Inquisitr.com. Traciy also appears as a true-crime expert and commentator on TV One's Fatal Attraction, For My Man, and Justice by Any Means; Investigation Discovery's Murder Calls and Scorned; Oxygen's Snapped; FOX's Crime Watch Daily; and Lifetime Television's Killer Kids.