James Franco’s “Mother May I Sleep With Danger” Remake Will Involve Lesbian Vampires

Production on James Franco’s remake of the seminal Tori Spelling classic Mother May I Sleep With Danger? has wrapped, and the movie is set to premiere on the Lifetime Movie Club on April 29th, and on the network itself on June 18th–but it’s not exactly the movie we were expecting.

This time, instead of Tori Spelling playing a teenage girl whose mom is being a total wet blanket over the fact that she’s dating a psychopath who killed his ex-girlfriend, Tori Spelling will be playing the mom of a teenage girl who is getting involved with a lesbian vampire. You know, because that is what the kids are into nowadays.

The film will also feature Ivan Sergei, who played the psycho boyfriend in the original movie, as well as Leila George, the daughter of Vincent D’Onofrio and Greta Scacchi, the woman he married instead of me for reasons I still do not understand.

Via The Hollywood Reporter:

When theater major Leah (Leila George), brings home the special someone in her life to meet her mom, the family is met with a surprise when Pearl (Broad City’s Emily Meade) comes to the door. Julie tries to embrace the idea of Leah’s new love interest, but she can’t shake the feeling that something is very wrong. Julie’s suspicions lead to a startling discovery about Pearl that puts Leah in serious danger. Will Julie be able to save her daughter from an eternity of heartache before it’s too late?

Spoiler alert: That startling discovery is that she is a vampire or something. A lesbian vampire.

As I mentioned upon first reporting this news back in December, I feel a little irked by the idea of James Franco, a heterosexual dude, doing a spoof of this kind of movie. But I’ll probably still watch it. You know, for journalism.

[Hollywood Reporter]
[Vulture]