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It’s a question no mom is ever prepared to hear: Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? In 1996, Lifetime was the only network WITH THE GUTS to ask this question, and in 2016 they will be asking it again. Only this time with more James Franco, lesbian vampires and a repositioned Tori Spelling.
The trailer for the Franco shepherded remake of the most notorious Lifetime Original Movie in existence (yes, we see you, The Pregnancy Pact) is now upon us, and it looks like we’re getting some much more intentional camp. Instead of being the sort cautionary tale route that prompts your mom to send panicked messages, the tone is much more lighthearted and cheeky. It’s a bit of a bummer that it takes vampires, celebrity involvement and Tori doing some serious mug-based acting to nudge a story about lesbian relationships into a high profile spot on television, but that’s more a quibble about society and all that, now isn’t it?
There’s loads to love in this trailer, even if it can be a bit on the nose. Franco will apparently be hamming it up onscreen as a theater director, there’s enough blood in this thing to drown a Raimi, and we get to see Tori freaking Spelling in the matriarch role. We’re not quite sure what the end product will be like, but there’s a 98% chance Twitter will explode into a bright beam of light when Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? (complete with a score from former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha) debuts on Lifetime on June 18.