A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that My Life Is a Lifetime Movie features women talking about dramatic, strange, and sensational events that have had a major impact on their lives. Salty vocab ("f--k")and crude sexual references are muted, but the stories contain lots of frank discussions about infidelity, sexual acts, and inappropriate sexual relationships, which make it a questionable viewing choice for young teens. The series also features stories about violent events, including murder.
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What's the story?
MY LIFE IS A LIFETIME MOVIE tells the dramatic life stories of women whose real-life misfortunes were as sad, frightening, and/or bizarre as the stories Lifetime TV movies tell. From a teacher wrongly accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a obsessed student, to a loving wife who discovers that her husband is a foreign spy, these stories feature women from across the country sharing what it was like living through these ordeals. They each describe what happened in their own words, while actors reenact some of the more dramatic moments. News footage and home videos also help chronicle events. Throughout each detailed account, friends, family, and others who witnessed these experiences also share their thoughts about what went on.
Is it any good?
My Life Is a Lifetime Movie draws from sensational women-centered stories that have made headlines around the country, but allows the women involved to tell these stories from their point of view. It also offers a chance for viewers to learn more about some of the personal details surrounding each event that may not have been shared by the media.
Like most reality series, My Life Is a Lifetime Movie is produced to be voyeuristically entertaining, and has a tongue-in-cheek tone at times. It also deals with some very mature -- and sometimes disturbing -- themes, which aren't intended for younger viewers. But for those old enough to handle it, the series could be a fascinating guilty pleasure.
Talk to your kids about ...
Why do you think the women featured in this show agreed to tell their stories here? What do they stand to gain or lose by appearing on TV?