Overnight I watched the new FITA adaptation originally written by Virginia (V.C) Andrews, because I used to read all her books when I was like 14 and now upon reflection that was kind of weird considering their subject areas… but I loved them so anyway,
It was quite good and Heather Graham played a great aloof bitch greedy mother, but she did seem like a bitch from the start which I wouldn’t have got from the book. Kiernan Shipka is a headstrong Cathy and the guy who plays Chris was good at being all reluctant and unsure as written; but I can’t help thinking Cathy could have been more feminine. They did a grand job at not making it overly cringy with all the… funny business, which was somewhat a relief.
They could have portrayed the starving and palidness from living freaking years in a dark attic better, and the tragedy of Cory’s death, as they just seemed to forget about that quite quickly! Overall, I think it was a rather bland and simplistic adaptation, like they just read the book and followed it by word. I really want to make my own gothic version now. IDEAS directors hit me up