Anti Spotlight - Lifetime Special

This Anti-Spotlight is a little different in that it isn't about Twilight per se.

You see, while working on the next chapter I began to think that Edward reminds me of a character from some movie I'd seen over 10 years ago. I couldn't remember what movie that was, but then it recently came to me. The movie in question is called Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? starring Tori Spelling and Ivan Sergei. Overall it's a mediocre film (your mileage may vary), but what I find interesting is the way it portrays obsessive love, especially when compared to Twilight.

Kevin is basically Edward, but more overt (to put it mildly). Even some of their actions are similar, like how Kevin disables Laurel's car and how he spies on her. The big difference is that in this movie Kevin's actions are not glorified. He's the villain. His obsession over Laurel is meant to be creepy and disturbing. In Twilight, Edward's actions are glorified. Their creepy and/or disturbing undertones are either dismissed by fans or excused because "he only does it because he loves her."

I'd recommend watching it for comparison's sake. I haven't read the book the movie is based on, so I can't give any comments on that. I searched for clips online, but found nothing. I did, however, find the full movie for you to stream. Watch if you're interested, at least until the movie is inevitably taken down due to copyright claims. Aside from the Twilight comparison the movie can be enjoyable in a "so bad it's good" sort of way.

Watch Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?

2 comments:

Big Bad Blog Writer said...

Oh my gosh, I am all too familiar with this movie, LOL. It's one of my favorite "bad" TV movies. And yes, that guy is disturbingly Edward-like. Hahaha.

The Tempted Critic said...

I can reasonably say I've never heard of that movie. I'm not a fan of Lifetime movies, I don't think I'll watch it anytime soon.

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