Lifetime, a network I normally avoid like the plague, except that now they are the home of Project Runway and I loves me some Tim Gunn and the Drama with a capital D that happens on that show, premiered their "original" movie, The Pregnancy Pact, on Saturday. "Original" is in quotes because it's loosely based on the real story of 17 teenage girls from Gloucester High School who allegedly made their own pregnancy pact in 2008, so exactly how does that make it original? And I say "loosely based" because the truth of an actual pact has been debated and denied by those involved.
This type of topic is Lifetime's bread and butter, which is why I hardly ever watch it. This is the exact reason why I avoid most of Oprah's books. But this strikes close to home, so I will admit my interest is piqued. The movie was apparently set against actual news reports of the real story. I have no idea because I didn't watch it, but did you? Does this, as parents, interest you in the least? Will you watch it, either by yourself or, if you have teens, with your kids? Or, like me, does the mere thought of it make you want to lock your precious babies in a closet and not let them out until they're 33?
First The Perfect Storm and now this? Gloucester needs some good PR. STAT.
(If you're interested, there's an encore of The Pregnancy Pact which airs tonight at 9pm on Lifetime.)
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