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Old 01-18-2014, 10:35 AM
 
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If you were a teenage girl in the 1980's you no doubt remember the VC Andrews book Flowers in the Attic. This book is being brought to life in movie form tonight on Lifetime. The world premiere is tonight, January 18th at 8/7.

Flowers in the Attic | myLifetime.com



[Official] Flowers in the Attic Trailer - YouTube
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Old 01-18-2014, 10:49 AM
 
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I remember this! It was sssooo trashy in that way only a teenage girl would love LOL. This movie better be super campy or I'll be mad. This is the one with the twins and the incest right? There were 3 books? I think I read them all, at the time I thought it was so deep. Heh.

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Old 01-18-2014, 11:04 AM
 
Location: The Cascade Foothills
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I read the book "post teenage" years - and several times since.

Very disturbing story.

I believe I read the subsequent (wasn't there a prequel, too?) books, too, but I can't remember if V.C. Andrews wrote those; at some point, she passed away and her family took over the V.C. Andrews industry, writing all the other series of various books under the name (if I remember correctly - I'll have to google it later and see if I'm remembering it accurately).

I also remember watching the first "Flowers in the Attic" movie, starring Victoria Tenant as the kids' mom.
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Old 01-18-2014, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Whispering pines, cutler bay FL.
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I read all three books, and I think might be the second or third movie version of the first book.

To think that a book about incest and child abuse would be so popular back then! Geez I feel very old!
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Old 01-18-2014, 11:06 AM
 
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I read the entire series. It was so scandalous! Interestingly, my teen has not even glanced toward these books, or even (gasp) Judy Blume! I did flinch when I saw the previews for the movie. Once was enough.
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Old 01-18-2014, 11:14 AM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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I read the book "post teenage" years - and several times since.

Very disturbing story.

I believe I read the subsequent (wasn't there a prequel, too?) books, too, but I can't remember if V.C. Andrews wrote those; at some point, she passed away and her family took over the V.C. Andrews industry, writing all the other series of various books under the name (if I remember correctly - I'll have to google it later and see if I'm remembering it accurately).

I also remember watching the first "Flowers in the Attic" movie, starring Victoria Tenant as the kids' mom.

I recall seeing the movie with Victoria Tenant (was married to Steve Martin ) and felt it didn't properly depict what the author had portrayed in the book. Kind of a fluff version but perhaps was better for me to watch it than the one coming on tonight.After seeing a quick preview of tonight's Lifetime version, it seems very much in keeping with the story line of the books. Perhaps too heavy and deep for me at this point and time
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Old 01-18-2014, 11:19 AM
 
Location: The Cascade Foothills
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I recall seeing the movie with Victoria Tenant (was married to Steve Martin ) and felt it didn't properly depict what the author had portrayed in the book. Kind of a fluff version but perhaps was better for me to watch it than the one coming on tonight.After seeing a quick preview of tonight's Lifetime version, it seems very much in keeping with the story line of the books. Perhaps too heavy and deep for me at this point and time
To be honest, I'm kind of thinking the same thing - it might be too intense for me right now.

I don't know - I'll come here and read all about it and see what others say. My curiosity may end up getting the better of me.
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Old 01-18-2014, 11:36 AM
 
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My DVR is set! I won't be home to watch it tonight but I can't wait!
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Old 01-18-2014, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Thanks for the heads up ! I recall this was a book I could not put down and when the second one came out I was ecstatic. But I felt the third got away from the story and I gave up reading them at that time.
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Old 01-18-2014, 01:54 PM
 
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I remember going to see the first film in the theater, and just re-watched it a few months ago on Netflix. It was pretty campy, and annoying that they totally glossed over the whole incest thing. That's kind of a major plot point! I really dislike Heather Graham, but I'll probably watch this anyway. I'm not expecting anything that will win awards...it's Lifetime after all.
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