A girl finds herself shamed in her small rural town after being raped by a football player. Her boyfriend, her mother and her lawyer all try their best to protect her, but will the local high school put a stop to the harassment?
Brian Austin Green,
In the 1970's, a teenager staying in an unwed mothers' institution is forced to give up her baby. Eighteen years later, she discovers that her child is dead, and that he was possibly murdered by his religiously -strict adoptive mom.
Fact-based made-for-TV movie about Laurie Kellog, who was accused of the murdering her husband Bruce iMay 1992,. Told in flashbacks while she's waiting for her judgment. Laurie, age 16, met... See full summary »
Michael Toshiyuki Uno
A school counselor receives a complaint regarding the principal sexually abusing a female student, but finds that getting the truth out in the open will be hindered at every turn by ways of blackmail and deception.
Drama, based on a true story, about a teenage girl, Diana, who inadvertently is sucked into the world of prostitution by her boyfriend-turned-pimp, A.J., whom starts abusing her and eventually murders her. In the aftermath of her death, her mother, Gayle, makes the crushing discovery of how the law views prostitutes (Diana's murder cause was listed as NHI, or "No Humans Involved"), plus the police is unable to charge A.J. with her murder due to a resulting lack of evidence. While working with police to land A.J. into prison on another related charge, Gayle meets another one of A.J. prostitutes, April, and begins learning things from her about A.J., plus helps her get out of the trade and back into her mother's arms.Written by
The body of Diana Gail Moffitt was found on October 9, 1987 in a ditch Blossom Valley Road in El Cajon, San Diego, CA. She was 21-years old at the time of her death. See more »
Please, Mrs. Moffitt, I know what you're thinking.
No, you don't! Because all my thinking right now is very confused.
Well, AJ made bail this morning when I found out I was just too scared to leave my apartment.
So, that's why you're out here with a broken arm?
I had to show him I had come to my senses.
Look, AJ once begged Diana to drop the assault charges she filed against him. So I know how persuasive he can be.
He's not just persuasive. He's dangerous.
I know that too. But do you ...
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Many people look down on prostitutes, whether it be police officers, adults, teenage kids, but in truth, how many prostitutes out there just started out as normal kids from loving homes, who got drawn into this horrible way to earn a living by charismatic men who turn out to care about nothing but money? Diana, an eighteen-year-old with a bright future, has just broken up with her jerky boyfriend, and meets an older guy at a rave party, A.J. (age 23). It's love at first sight, until her strict mom, Gayle, finds out that they had sex in her house. Diana, furious at her mom's opinion, moves in with A.J. while telling her mom she's at her dad's place, and vice-versa. She becomes a stripper, later a prostitute, and one morning, Gayle gets the worst news of her life... her daughter is dead.
With the help of Diana's friend April, a kind and caring police officer and her ex-husband, Gayle tries to uncover who murdered Diana, and why she'd choose to be with A.J., who turned out to be a pimp with many young girls working for him.
Why My Daughter? deserves better reviews. Unlike the usually cliché topics in Lifetime Movies (teen pregnancy, cutting, anorexia, etc.) Why My Daughter? addresses an issue most people don't want to think about. While solving Diana's murder, Gayle also learns that the world of prostitution is full of sleazy people, but also decent people just trying to make money in a harsh environment. April, Diana's stripper friend, with the help of Gayle is reunited with her own mom. Gayle also meets Charlie, the owner of a strip club who turns out to care a lot that Diana was murdered and offers to testify against A.J. (I don't think I'll be able to watch The Secret World of Alex Mack again though without thinking that Lars, same actor, is a chemical engineer by day, strip club owner by night). The soundtrack fit the movie very well, the acting was overall really good and it raises awareness of an issue that, despite the film's release date, it still on the rise today. It's an amazing and thought-provoking film, definitely worth seeing.
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