Christine Conradt has written an extensive number of Lifetime films, including all these examples of bad things that happen at age 17: Dead at 17, Accused at 17, Betrayed at 17, Stalked at 17, and Missing at 17. Basically, in the Lifetime Universe, age 17 is the worst year ever! Conradt also wrote The Mentor and The Secret Sex Life of a Single Mom. She’s Lifetime’s secret weapon of awesome!
This time she’s joined by David DeCrane and Douglas Howell. DeCrane is a producer who has cowritten several of the Lifetime flicks he works on, and Howell is a PA/producer who also dabbles in cowritting. Director Anthony Lefresne helmed The Mentor, Another Man’s Wife, and was assistant director on a huge chunk of Lifetime’s recent movies.
When 17-year-old Traci is lured into claiming she saw her high school teacher, Mr. Adams, sexually harass another student, Devon, she believes she’s doing the right thing. According to Devon, whenever they are alone Mr. Adams has been sexually inappropriate. When the scandal breaks and Adams is fired, Traci is horrified to find out that, two days later, the distraught man has committed suicide. On top of it, Traci’s father suffers a heart attack and she is still dealing with the loss of her track scholarship after tearing her knee. Incredibly distraught, Traci opens up to June, a new substitute teacher at the school that she has started to befriend. She doesn’t know that June is actually Adams’ daughter who got a job at the school so she could find out what really happened between her father and Devon. Seeing Traci is about to cave, June presses the girl to tell her the truth. Fearing she may soon be exposed, Devon and her boyfriend Jay decide to take matters in their own hands to prevent Traci’s confession…
Guilty at 17 stars Erin Sanders as Traci, Chloe Rose as Devon, Alex Paxton-Beesley as June, Catherine Dent, Michael Woods, Rod Stewart, Kevin Bundy, Jefferson Brown, Zach Peladeau, and Vanessa Morgan.
Guilty at 17 premieres Saturday, July 20th on Lifetime!