Joey Buttafuoco and Amy Fisher are going on a date and it is going to be filmed. Fifteen years ago, the two came to the public's attention after a year-long affair between Buttafuoco and a then-teenaged Fisher culminated in Fisher shooting Mrs. Buttafuoco in the head on the front steps of her house. Mary Jo Buttafuoco miraculously survived the head shot and Fisher was soon dubbed the Long Island Lolita. It was a tabloid tale of epic proportions at the time, and the story apparently still has legs.
Joey and Amy's dinner tomorrow will be just the first of a few meetings that producer David Krieff arranged in order to solicit interest in a reality show. Buttafuoco was recently released from jail, where he was serving a sentence for violating his probation. He seems very lonely and very creepy:
According to Krieff, Buttafuoco has been head over heels about the planned hookup.
He said Joey told him: "I still have feelings for her. I can't wait to have dinner with her. I can't wait to be with her. I can't wait to touch her."
Buttafuoco likens the relationship between him and the woman who shot his wife in the face to the on-again, off-again romance between Ryan O'Neal and Farah Fawcett. We suppose that if he's referring to behaving aberrantly in public and gunplay between family members, the comparison to an O'Neal-Fawcett relationship might be reasonable.
Our favorite take on the whole Amy Fisher-Joey Buttafuoco saga aired on Saturday Night Live in January of 1993, when it presented the BET version of the tale: "Amy Fisher: One Messed-Up Bitch."