Actor: Jennifer Dorogi, Celesta DeAstis, Freeman Lyon
Director: Mark Quod
Country: United States
Duration: 90 min
Lifetime movies have become synonymous with ripped-from-the-headlines stories turned up a notch to the point of full-on guilty pleasure television — and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that! But, just because one of the network’s TV movies may seem like it’s based on a real tale, doesn’t mean it is. So, is Lifetime’s newest made-for-TV movie, Break-up Nightmare based on a true story? The actual plot of this movie seems to be completely fictional, but it does feature an element that is all too real for some women.
Like many of Lifetime’s original movies, Break-up Nightmare tackles a certain issue that affects women today; in this case it’s revenge porn. According to the official synopsis for Break-up Nightmare, a mother and daughter attempt to fight a revenge porn site, but it has consequences:
When Barbara learns that nude photos of her daughter have been posted on a revenge porn site, she tries to get them taken down immediately. When the site’s administrator and his followers not only refuse to remove them, but threaten Barbara’s family in retaliation, Barbara vows not to back down–but in doing so, her and her daughter’s lives begin to be systematically destroyed, both online and off.
The film stars Jennifer Dorogi as Barbara, with Celesta Deastis playing her daughter, in what is sure to be a compelling and terrifying look at the reality of revenge porn.
However, Break-up Nightmare won’t be the first time a break-up has gone horribly, horribly wrong on film. Between violent stalkers and ghostly ex-boyfriends, women have been plagued with nightmare break-ups in these four movies.