Story by Alan Donahue
Screenplay by Barbara Kymlicka
Directed by Lee Friedlander
A teenage boy knocks up not one, but two separate teenage girls. No, this isn’t an episode of Jerry Springer, it’s the Lifetime Channel! Double Daddy is the name, and if you guessed that one of the teenage girls was a crazy stalker, you get double gold stars! This film has all the makings of a kooky classic, but stops just short of greatness. Instead, we’ll have to settle for some ridiculous cheese, social media goofiness, and a gold digger who is ever in search of the ultimate selfie.
Popular kid Connor (Cameron Palatas) is throwing the ultimate high school bash right before the start of senior year, and he’s chug-a-lugged full of beers. His girlfriend Amanda (Mollee Gray) has been away all summer earning money for college, which is bad for him and bad for her, as Heather (Brittany Curran) also as her eyes on Connor, and manages to get him into his dad’s Mercedes and out of his clothes. Despite being drunk as a skunk, Connor does tell her “no” a few times, meaning he is basically raped in this scene. The movie doesn’t address that at all, Connor can barely remember anything, and Heather’s plan was to get knocked up and land herself a rich sugar daddy, so she’s not going to reveal the truth.
As the school year starts, Amanda is back in town and excited to finally see Connor, who is distracted for some odd reason… Amanda is less than thrilled that strange girl Heather is saying “Hi” to Connor in the halls, and even less thrilled when Heather posts a selfie of Connor and her in the Mercedes online. This being high school, the photo spreads like wildfire, and quickly followed by the next one, a photo of Heather and a positive pregnancy test. As an aside, during one of the many selfies she takes, she puts the pregnancy test in her mouth. Ewwww! Connor has to admit his infidelity and now he is single.
Just when you thought the baby mama drama genre has run out of ideas, now we got preggers vs preggers with Double Daddy! Yes, Connor the condom hater has gone and knocked up two separate girls, and the new girl in school goes completely insane, and it’s not just the pregnancy hormones talking! Can Amanda survive being pregnant, her dolt of a boyfriend, the baby unfortunately having his loser genetic code, and a rival pregnant girl? Is there ever a Lifetime movie where the new girl at school isn’t trouble? Will the babies be born with psychic links? Remember that Dudley Moore movie where this happened, except the only bad person was Dudley Moore?
When 17-year-old Amanda learns her boyfriend Connor has impregnated a new girl at school, she is shocked…but even more so when she discovers that she too is pregnant! Even though Connor is doing everything he can to be there for both of his teen moms this high school drama is taking social backstabbing to a whole new level.
Double Daddy stars Mollee Gray, Brittany Curran, and Cameron Palatas. It’s also MIA from the IMDB, so I can’t tell you any more about it! Quality!
Double Daddy premieres Saturday, June 6th, on Lifetime! Be there or get pregnant!
Photo via Charles Christopher/Lifetime