Lifetime is taking a crack at adapting the notorious V.C. Andrews novel of child abuse, incest, and melodrama, and they certainly seem to be covering their bases when it comes to offering something for audiences of any age to latch onto. We can help you find your entry point.
The Flowers in the Attic trailer -- and quite an extended one at that -- debuted today, offering a look at a rather dark, certainly over-the-top rendering of the page-turner.
["Trailer is no longer available due to a copyright claim by A&E." We'll try to get a new clip up when it is available.]
So why should you care about this decidedly middle-brow paperback classic? Depends on where you're coming from.
For Baby Boomers: You're into that TV program Mad Men, aren't you? Reminds you of the early-1960s social structure you couldn't wait to tear down? Lifetime's Flowers remake stars Mad Men's Kiernan Shipka -- little Sally Draper -- as Cathy, one of four children forced to live locked away in their grandmother's attic, so that their mother may inherit the family fortune from her awful and abusive parents. The novel's main source of notoriety, of course, was that close quarters and the onset of pubescent hormones lead to an incestuous relationship between Cathy and her brother, Chris (Mason Dye), so get ready to be scandalized.