When James Franco announced that he'd be remaking 1996 cult Lifetime movie masterpiece, Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? as a lesbian vampire movie, we were cautiously optimistic. Of course, it can never top the original, but if it even comes close to Liz and Dick's level of pure uncut fuckery, it will make the perfect centerpiece for a wine-soaked viewing party with all your meanest friends. The basic plot structure is this: daughter wants to sleep with danger, mother tries to stop daughter from sleeping with danger. In the original, Tori Spelling realizes that her perfect-but-controlling boyfriend is actually an axe-wielding maniac that wants to control her life.
This is very much the vibe:
In Franco's remake, Spelling is back to play Julie, the mother that must protect her theater major daughter Leah, from far more than a lifetime of barista work and professional disappointment. When Leah brings her new girlfriend Pearl home for the holidays, mom knows something's wrong, ultimately discovering that her lil girl is in the thrall of a vampire (a mother just knows). So, "Will Julie be able to save her daughter from an eternity of heartache [set to an original score by Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha] before it's too late?"
MMISWD premieres on Lifetime on June 18th. Watch the trailer below and GET PUMPED.