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9th May '17 5:01:28 AM jormis29
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* A skit on the claymation show ''Starveillance'' parodies how Lifetime movies are usually the end of the line for actresses, particularly TV actresses, with sinking careers. The skit features Mischa Barton taking a nap in a cafe shortly after her character was killed off on ''Series/TheOC''. In her dream, she meets [[Series/{{Lost}} Michelle Rodriguez]], [[Series/TheView Star Jones]], and [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Shannen Doherty]] whose entry is accompanied by an ominous flash of lightning. They tell her that, since she left the show that made her famous, her career, much like theirs, is doomed to spiral downward, with her only career openings all being on the Lifetime channel. They point to Shelley Long, whose career was never the same after ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' ended and is still preparing for an audition for ''Shakespeare In Love'' even though that movie came out years ago. The dream ends with the other actresses mobbing Mischa like zombies, chanting "You're one of us now, Mischa!" She is finally awakened from her nightmare by her agent, who is calling her with a movie role. She is initially overjoyed to hear his voice, but after she learns that the role she's been offered is that of a young mother with cancer, she asks what channel the movie is airing on. Cue BigNo.

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* A skit on the claymation show ''Starveillance'' parodies how Lifetime movies are usually the end of the line for actresses, particularly TV actresses, with sinking careers. The skit features Mischa Barton taking a nap in a cafe shortly after her character was killed off on ''Series/TheOC''. In her dream, she meets [[Series/{{Lost}} Michelle Rodriguez]], [[Series/TheView Star Jones]], and [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Shannen Doherty]] Creator/ShannenDoherty whose entry is accompanied by an ominous flash of lightning. They tell her that, since she left the show that made her famous, her career, much like theirs, is doomed to spiral downward, with her only career openings all being on the Lifetime channel. They point to Shelley Long, whose career was never the same after ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' ended and is still preparing for an audition for ''Shakespeare In Love'' even though that movie came out years ago. The dream ends with the other actresses mobbing Mischa like zombies, chanting "You're one of us now, Mischa!" She is finally awakened from her nightmare by her agent, who is calling her with a movie role. She is initially overjoyed to hear his voice, but after she learns that the role she's been offered is that of a young mother with cancer, she asks what channel the movie is airing on. Cue BigNo.
24th Apr '17 8:27:54 AM CrayCal
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Sometimes
* GayBestFriend: The only men who ''don't'' get villainized

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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Sometimes
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* GayBestFriend: The only men who ''don't'' get villainizedvillainized.



* Lifetime got in on the act in June 2015 with ''A Deadly Adoption'', starring Creator/WillFerrell and Creator/KristenWiig. It featured all of the standard tropes turned UpToEleven. The decision to do a straight-faced parody ala ''Film/TheLostSkeletonOfCadavra'' that never turned to wink at the camera or crack obvious jokes ended up confusing many TV snark and social media sites, several of which [[PoesLaw concluded it was dead-set serious and sincere]] (which just made the whole thing more amusing).

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* Lifetime got in on the act in June 2015 with ''A Deadly Adoption'', starring Creator/WillFerrell and Creator/KristenWiig. It featured all of the standard tropes turned UpToEleven. The decision to do a straight-faced parody ala à la ''Film/TheLostSkeletonOfCadavra'' that never turned to wink at the camera or crack obvious jokes ended up confusing many TV snark and social media sites, several of which [[PoesLaw concluded it was dead-set serious and sincere]] (which just made the whole thing more amusing).
17th Mar '17 11:21:45 AM Kitchen90
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' had Brian and his girlfriend Jillian watching a commercial for a Lifetime movie entitled ''Men Are Terrible and Will Hurt You Because This Is Lifetime''. What little we saw of it consisted of a woman who was raped by her doctor, who then tells her in a very disinterested fashion that she has cancer.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' had Brian and his girlfriend Jillian watching a commercial for a Lifetime movie entitled ''Men Are Terrible and Will Hurt You Because This Is Lifetime''. What little we saw of it consisted of a woman who was raped by her doctor, who then tells her in a very disinterested uninterested fashion that she has cancer.
27th Feb '17 10:21:20 PM Kadorhal
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** Sally Field does it again in ''Eye for an Eye'', which deals with her struggles to cope with the brutal rape and murder of her daughter after the perpetrator gets OffOnATechnicality. Unlike ''Enough'', Sally's character plays it smarter by baiting the evil creep and getting him to break into her house so she can kill him and claim self-defense.

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** Sally Field does it again in ''Eye for an Eye'', which deals with her struggles to cope with the brutal rape and murder of her daughter after the perpetrator gets OffOnATechnicality. Unlike ''Enough'', Sally's character plays it smarter by baiting the evil creep and getting him to break into her house so she can kill him and more reasonably claim self-defense.



* ''Film/CyberSeductionHisSecretLife'' is about a teenage boy who becomes addicted to [[TheInternetIsForPorn internet pornography]] after watching some pictures of women in bikinis.

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* ''Film/CyberSeductionHisSecretLife'' is about a teenage boy who becomes addicted to [[TheInternetIsForPorn internet pornography]] after watching looking at some pictures of women in bikinis.



** One episode deconstructs this when Stabler suddenly finds himself being treated as if he was "the evil man" in this sort of drama, ''despite'' him ([[DesignatedHero for once]]) genuinely doing everything he can to help the female victim (as in, really trying to help instead of simply wanting REVEEEENGE).

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** One episode deconstructs this when Stabler suddenly finds himself being treated as if he was "the evil man" in this sort of drama, ''despite'' him ([[DesignatedHero for once]]) genuinely doing everything he can could to help the female victim (as in, really trying to help instead of simply wanting REVEEEENGE).
8th Feb '17 3:02:09 AM jormis29
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* ''Film/{{Cyberbully}}'' is one of these, even though it aired on Creator/ABCFamily.

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* ''Film/{{Cyberbully}}'' ''Film/Cyberbully2011'' is one of these, even though it aired on Creator/ABCFamily.
24th Dec '16 4:36:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/CyberSeductionHisSecretLife'' is about a teenage boy who becomes addicted to [[TheInternetIsForPorn internet pornography]] after watching some pictures of women in bikinis.
16th Dec '16 4:30:52 PM NWolfman
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* ''A Deadly Adoption''. [[PoesLaw Or is it...?]]
5th Dec '16 6:35:08 PM Xtifr
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* ReactionaryFantasy
11th Nov '16 12:50:23 PM Berrenta
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* GirlsNeedRoleModels: "Look at this woman. Isn't she ~brave~ and ~kind~and don't the evil men beat her but she refuses to give in? ALL WOMEN SHOULD BE LIKE HER!"
1st Nov '16 1:48:15 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* ''Film/WhenTheBoughBreaks'' was criticized for being basically a Lifetime movie that made it to the big screen. ''Film/ThePerfectGuy'' got similar criticism.
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