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Gird Your Loins: “The Red Tent” Premieres December 7!

“Genre: drama, tear jerker” Read More

By / December 1, 2014

You guys: less than one week until the premiere of the epic-looking melodramatic SCHMALTZ-FEST that is The Red Tent!

For the uninitiated: this is the movie-length adaptation of Anita Diamant’s 1997 novel of the same title, which fictionalizes the rape of Dinah recounted in Genesis. Turns out it wasn’t a rape at all (yay?), but an epic, bloody episode of patriarchal oneupmanship between Dinah’s murderous brothers (the same ones who tried to kill Joseph, remember?) and the prince of Shechem.

There is so much fake blood, kohl, emo-indie-rock, and age-inappropriate casting in this trailer, I literally do not even know what to do with myself. Suffice to say that when Lifetime describes one of their shows as a “drama, tear-jerker,” you know you’re in for a treat. It looks terrible; it looks amazing; I can not wait.

Related: The Red Tent, Part 1: Embrace the Melodrama

(Image: Joey L./Lifetime)