Originally aired on
NBC, MMISWD starred Tori Spelling as a naive college student, whose mother (Lisa Barnes) begins to suspect that her new, studly boyfriend (Ivan Sergei) is actually a deranged murderer; the Chernobyl of after-school specials.
While it was critically panned, the movie has spawned a cult following, so it makes sense why Franco would be drawn to it.
Lifetime has been delving into some meta territory recently, after airing A Deadly Adoption, starring Krsten Wiig and Will Ferrell--a parody of the unironic schlock the network has famously aired over the past two decades.
Hopefully, there will be no trace of Franco's self-serious "affirm my MFA!" complex.
Watch the absurd trailer for the original Mother, May I...