March 07, at Bullying; sexting; suicide The Plot: A story tailor-made to scare parents about new technologies, this wannabe-expose centers on the suicide of a teenage girl, Dina Jenn Proske.
In her quest to figure out why her daughter killed herself, her mother Liz Vassey discovers that Dina texted naked pictures to her boyfriend! Stay tuned for the twist ending! The Internet never forgets.
Teen pregnancy; peer pressure The Plot: Just because all your friends are getting pregnant doesn? Prescription drugs; divorce The Plot: Long before ABC Family drew back the curtain on The Secret Life of the American Teenager, there was Zoey Julia Whelan — a model student whose unhappy home life her parents are divorced, naturally leads to a prescription drug addiction.
Zoey, offering drugs to her friend: It might make you jump higher. Binge drinking; spring break The Plot: Like most college students, freshman Jessie Sara Paxton drinks at parties but still manages to have her life together. Her exaggerated guzzling leads to ill-advised hookups, the loss of her spot on the track team, and a humiliating topless video distributed by a Girls Gone Wild-esque softcore porn peddler. Bullying, cyber bullying, prescription drugs The Plot: Sometimes, middle schoolers — particularly girls — are mean to each other.
And the Internet makes everything worse. Vanessa Alexa Vega starts out eighth grade hanging with the popular kids, but is slowly ostracized from their cruel clique. That is such a lie! Vanessa and I are incredibly close. Tagline from the trailer: This movie has everything: Drinking, drugs, peer pressure, sex-driven media influences, and a high school syphilis outbreak. Come for over-the-top party scenes, stay for even more over-the-top heart-to-hearts.
School Nurse Lauren Glave: Drugs; eating disorders; black clothing The Plot: Thankfully, stints at a teen rehab center and a special school for juvenile delinquents eventually sets Augusta straight. The Lifetime-iest thing about it? The movie is based on a true story, of course. Augusta was a sweet little girl who rescued kittens, made beautiful pictures, and loved everybody.
But my little girl was gone. Where had my Augusta gone? Bulimia; bad parenting; mental illness The Plot: Two opposite sisters, each with their own deep issues?
Ridiculous conversations about family? Only one daughter makes it to the end of the movie alive. Shelly Susan May Pratt: Mom had spent all of her time worrying about the wrong daughter.
His Secret Life, The Issues: Internet porn; sex addiction; energy drinks The Plot: Justin Petersen Jeremy Sumpter was a good student, a gifted swimmer, and an all-around stand-up kid — until an older, more sexually experienced classmate introduced him to the sordid world of online pornography.
Can his devoted parents and his churchgoing girlfriend help Justin get his life back?