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This Flowers In The Attic Trailer Is Getting Me Way Too Jazzed For An Incestual Love Story

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The first trailer for Lifetime’s Flowers in the Attic is here and it looks just as ridiculous as I hoped it would. And amazing. I mean it stars Kiernan Shipka and it’s on Lifetime. How can it be anything but the best?

I remember finishing Flowers in the Attic way back in the ’90s and telling everyone it was the best book ever written. Which was a problem because I was in 5th grade and talking enthusiastically about a brother and sister who hook up over lunchables and fruit roll-ups wasn’t really considered appropriate. “Ugh,” I’d explain to them, “it isn’t gross that Chris and Cathy do it because they’re trapped in an attic. How else was Chris supposed to lose his virginity!? Wait? Yeah right, their mother and grandmother were poisoning them. Guys, you’ve got to get out more in the world so you understand how things work. Incest isn’t bad if you’re both into it!”

In retrospect, my thoughts on incest, family dynamics and how thing worked weren’t completely developed yet. Maybe I shouldn’t have talked as much about the book as I did. And yes, perhaps my obsession with young adult porn led to a few birthday party invites “getting lost in the mail” — but what’s a slumber party compared to spending my nights devouring everything V.C Andrews ever wrote. (Anyone else still having My Sweet Audrina nightmares???)

For those of you who didn’t go through puberty with this book, I’m sorry. It’s as near and dear to my heart as that American Girl Care and Keeping of You book. Maybe even more so because it introduced me to campy drama. First come Flowers in the Attic, then comes Lifetime movie marathons and then comes a lot of conversations where I act way too nonchalant about incest and murder and moments of truth.

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  • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

    OMG I am way way too excited for this holy hell.

    • Jenni

      I’m happy I’m not the only one. January 18th can’t come soon enough!

  • Jill O’Rourke

    Is it possible for Kiernan to play an untraumatized character?

    • Jenni

      No. This is it for her…..slash I’m still shocked her team let her do this.

  • staferny

    I really don’t know how I feel right now, so excited but so ashamed that I can’t wait to see it. This is the book that led me into an entire series of books that I should not have been reading at that age, and that trailer was giving me flashbacks.

    • Jenni

      There’s no shame in knowing everything about the Dollangers…or I should say the “Dollangers”

  • Amber Starr

    I CAN’T WAIT TO WATCH THIS!!! (Ok, I’m calm now… sort of)

  • CP414

    I’m super excited for this! I have/read the whole series. Wasn’t too impressed with last book that was a prequel but the first two books are excellent.

    • Jenni

      Yeah that prequel was a stretch…but I felt so bad for Olivia!

    • CP414

      I did too! Definitely made me understand better why she was the way she was

  • Katie

    We’re essentially the same person. My childhood is exclusively Flowers in the Attic and American Girl’s Care and Keeping of You

    • Jenni

      Hello me!

    • Christopher

      I thought I was the only one!

  • goofyjj

    it already was a movie

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093036/

    • Jenni

      Did I rent that with my babysitter and make her watch it? Yes! Did I then spend the rest of the night pointing out all the problems? Also, yes.

  • Angel Thomas

    i have seen this as a movie like years and years and years ago how is this new? did they remake it?

    • organizedchaos

      The new part is they remade it and this time it is actually similar to the book :-)

  • Kerry

    I am really excited for this! Had no idea it was being remade. I hope it follows the story more closely than the first movie did. From the brief trailer, it looks like it will.

    • Jenni

      Lifetime’s promising that it will stick closely to the book!

    • Katie

      I feel like they made that promise with a wink. “We promise it will stick closely to the book *wink*”. Like “we know what you want and we’re gonna give it to you”

    • Jenni

      Teenage dreams come to life!

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