I owe you all an apology. I have known about the existence of the Lifetime Original Movie The Eleventh Victim for months now, and I kept forgetting to bring it to your attention. (Although Vince has been covering it over at FilmDrunk rather extensively, I still feel like I need to mention it on this here TV site, for reasons you will soon see.) Allow me to get you caught up:
- It is based on a novel by Nancy Grace
- It stars Jennie Garth and NBA basketball player Metta World Peace
- METTA WORLD PEACE IS RON ARTEST
- Who got the role because HE BECAME FRIENDS WITH NANCY GRACE ON THE SET OF DANCING WITH THE STARS
- Which is a hilarious thing that actually happened
- In real life
- And the movie premieres Saturday night
This all brings up an important dilemma…
On one hand, Nancy Grace is an awful person. Just terrible. Her brand of “LOOGIT ME SAVIN’ THE DAY AN’ BRINGING JUSTICE I DECLARE YOU GUILTY. GUILTY GUILTY GUILTY” television is nauseating at best, and harmful to the entire American justice system at worst (obligatory), and if I am able to go my entire life without being responsible for a single cent entering her bank account I will consider my time on this planet to have been a success.
ON THE OTHER HAND.
I really want to see this movie, you guys. SO BAD. Look at the clip below. Metta World Peace is playing a cop who is retiring to go to Afghanistan, and Jennie Garth is mixing prescription medicine with alcohol, and he is like a foot taller than her, and there is a killer on the loose, and at the 1:10 mark Metta World Peace delivers the line “It’s been months since the trial” in a way that implies in contains two or three periods, and I HAVE TO SEE THIS MOVIE IMMEDIATELY. The part of me that has seen Whiskey Business and Drew Peterson: Untouchable multiple times each demands it, even though the rational part of me is ashamed.