Flowers in the Attic: Upon Leaving the Attic
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Flowers in the Attic was on Lifetime last night. Again: Flowers in the Attic. Lifetime! Lest we settle here (of course, if it were on, it would be on Lifetime) - the television adaptation of V.C. Andrews' notorious cult-classic book from 1979 stars Heather Graham as Corrine; Kiernan Shipka (Sally Draper [sorry]) as Cathy, and Ellen Burstyn as Olivia.
A background, and the controversy: Flowers in the Attic opens with the Dollangangers, a charmed family of two parents and four children who are all blond-haired and blue-eyed. The father, Chris Sr., is killed in an accident, and the mother, Corrine, discovers that they've been too busy being beautiful and taxing mental acuity with alliterative names to learn a job skill or to save money, so she moves herself and the brood (Chris Jr., Cathy, and twins Cory and Carrie) back to the mansion of her wealthy, estranged parents, Olivia and Malcolm.
During the reconciliation, the children must be kept secret in the attic. Corrine's parents are ...
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