'Bad Sister' Is Scarier Than Reality

by Kaitlin Reilly

I'm a sucker for dramatic TV movies, which is why I flock to Lifetime's original flicks like a moth to a celebrity-cameo-featuring flame. Whether the movie is about rich kids making murder pacts, an adoption gone horribly awry, or rivalries behind the scenes of your favorite '90s sitcom, Lifetime knows how to fit what seems like days' worth of drama into one 90-minute flick. The network's latest original movie is no exception, and the title alone should prove just how intense it will be. Though unlike many Lifetime movies Bad Sister is not based on a true story, its plot is truly disturbing.

Here's the official synopsis of the movie from Lifetime's website:

As a top student at St. Adeline's Catholic Boarding School, Zoe senses that something is not quite right about the school's new nun — a sense proven to be true when it is revealed the "good' nun is an imposter with a fatal attraction to Zoe's brother.

I have approximately a million questions about Bad Sister after reading the synopsis, though I suppose my first one is: why would a woman disguise herself as a nun and then hit on a teenager? Obviously, I'll have to watch the movie to find out, but I can't help but think that whatever this faux-nun's plan is, it's not very well thought-out. Thank goodness St. Adeline's isn't a real school, because I totally do not trust their employee verification process.

Bad Sister seems to follow in the footsteps of past Lifetime thrillers about older women who seduce younger, impressionable men, resulting in some kind of dark twist. In fact, the network's movie Dirty Teacher is about pretty much the same thing, if you were to swap out the nun for a teacher. If this new movie follows the formula of Dirty Teacher, the poor young man in this narrative should definitely watch out: he'll either end up dead or framed for murder, two things that are definitely not worth a hookup with a faux nun.

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