How to watch 'Candy' online and relive the brutal '80s crime story

One thing's for sure, Candy Montgomery is not your average '80s housewife

jessica biel as candy montgomery in candy on hulu
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At first glance, Candy Montgomery seems like your typical Texas housewife: bubbly, charismatic, social.

But Candy, Jessica Biel's Hulu miniseries, shows a sinister side to the now-infamous name. An indulgence for true crime fans, this new release premiered on May 9, sending viewers back in time to the small town of Wylie.

The 1980s crime resurfaced thanks to Biel's latest project, and it left viewers with plenty of questions: Why did Candy Montgomery kill Betty? What happened during the Candy Montgomery trial? And, perhaps most notable of all: Where is Candy Montgomery today? (You truly won't believe the answer—trust us.) 

"She had to be beloved and likable and nice and kind and someone that you can really get behind, and then after this crazy thing happens, I still want you to weirdly be behind her," Biel, the show's star and executive producer, told Entertainment Weekly (opens in new tab)

Well, that's certainly a unique take! For the uninitiated, the real-life Candy Montgomery struck up a friendship with fellow church-goer, Betty Gore, when their daughters started to play with one another. Between sleep-overs, get-togethers and baby showers, the pair seemed to enjoy their newfound connection, but things took a turn when Montgomery began an affair with Gore's husband.

After she found out, Gore and Montgomery got into a physical altercation while Mr. Gore was out of town. According to Montgomery's account, she acted in self-defense, stabbing her friend 41 times with an ax. 

The unbelievable story has naturally gained buzz—here's how you can catch it.

How to watch 'Candy' online

Hulu subscribers are able to indulge in the dark mini-series, but things are a bit more involved for those without access to the streaming platform (a.k.a. those in the US, Australia and Canada). 

If you're away from home and in need of a way to tune in, consider a VPN. VPNs allow you to change your IP address, so no matter where you are located, you can access the streaming services from different countries (providing you've paid separately for any subscriptions needed) to watch your favorite TV shows. We highly recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

Not only is it fast, reliable and easy to use, but it comes with a no-risk 30-day money-back guarantee (opens in new tab).

Jessica Biel as Candy Montgomery in Candy on Hulu

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If you're curious how things wrap up for the the former family friends following Betty Gore's murder, you cannot miss Biel's latest dip into the crime genre, a favorite of hers. 

Last year, she produced Cruel Summera teen thriller about a missing girl with incredibly dark undertones. (Just don't expect Cruel Summer season 2 to look anything like its predecessor.)

Previously, Biel executive produced and starred in the 2017 release The Sinner, which focuses on the troubled Cora Tannetti, who stabbed a fellow beach-goer to death seemingly without rhyme or reason. 

Though The Sinner and Cruel Summer are both fictional, it's clear the actress is keen on creating some heavy experiences for her viewers. Once you've marathoned Candy, be sure to explore the best true crime on Netflix. The offerings focus on some of the most infamous criminal cases in the world, including Ted Bundy and the Sons of Sam.

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.  


Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 


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