No one’s ever accused Lifetime movies of being subtle (“Liz & Dick,” anyone?), but the upcoming “Anna Nicole Story” looks as though it might take the crown when it comes to unsubtle insanity — if the first sneak peek is any indication. Let’s take a look at the five wildest moments in the brief glimpse of the film.
5. Adam Goldberg’s uncannily similar appearance to Howard K. Stern
The minute-long teaser is scant on glimpses of the supporting cast (which includes Martin Landau, Virginia Madsen and Cary Elwes), but the quick shot of Adam Goldberg (“The Unusuals”) as Smith’s lawyer/husband/enabler Howard K. Stern is chilling. Don’t blink, or you’ll miss it.
4. The dour cover of “Fame”
As if the audience didn’t recognize already that the quest for, and maintaining of, fame played a major role in Smith’s tragic demise, the trailer is set to a sad, downbeat cover of Irene Cara‘s “Fame.” We get it, Lifetime. We get it.
3. Elevator lesbian sex
In the brief minute, Lifetime makes sure we catch a glimpse of Smith drunkenly hooking up with another woman while in an elevator — which opens up to reveal the scene to Smith’s horrified son, Daniel.
2. Booze and pills, pills and booze
If you didn’t know it by now, Smith had a substance abuse problem — something the trailer hits over the head. There’s no moment of Agnes Bruckner (“Private Practice”) speaking as Smith because there’s no time; there’s always a bottle in her mouth.
1. Clown make-up
Yeah. Clown make-up. There no way to possible explain further, except to say that it’s actually based on a really sad, real-life moment.
“The Anna Nicole Story” premieres on Lifetime on June 29 at 8 p.m. ET. Be sure to watch the teaser above.