We're not sure where to start. First, how did it take this long for Anna Nicole Smith to get a Lifetime movie? Second, now that it's happened, how did Mary Harron (acclaimed director of American Psycho and I Shot Andy Warhol) end up making it? Third, is it possible this movie will be...good?
Let's be clear. This morning the trailer for Harron's The Anna Nicole Story hit the web, and it is definitely campy (think: lingerie catwalks, clown makeup, ginormous falsies, all set to a cover of Irene Cara's ballad Fame). But it also looks quite sad and dimensional. The film seems centered around Anna's relationship with her son Daniel, and how her rise and fall as a tragic icon (and sometimes, national punchline) superseded the fact that she was also a single mother.
It's been a few years since Anna Nicole died, and while she was a camp classic in her own right, we're happy to say this movie isn't a complete joke. At the very least, it's no Liz & Dick.