Stories inspired by true events of all kinds are nothing new for Lifetime; indeed, the network has largely created its brand around them. But this weekend they charter new territory with the premiere of Dirty Little Secret, a tragic tale set amidst the backdrop of hoarding. In the film Lizzie Boys (pictured at top) portrays Lucy, a normal seventeen-year-old who is forced to live with the fact that her mother Joanna (Melissa Joan Hart), a nurse, suffers from a hoarding disorder. Unable to have friends over, and abandoned by her older sister, Lucy feels isolated and trapped in her own home. But when her mother's health takes an unexpected turn for the worse, she is forced to make a devastating choice -- expose the shame she has lived with or do anything to help keep her mother's secret. When accepting the role, Boys had no idea that the movie was based on real events, or how emotionally and physically taxing it would be. "I found out after reading the script," she explained in an exclusive interview with MediaVillage. "I got this movie about two weeks before we started shooting, so it was all very quick.
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