V.C. Andrews' 1979 novel Flowers in the Attic, a.k.a. one of the most fucked up books ever published, was remade into a movie for Lifetime tonight. And, as expected, viewers flipped a shit. Just take a look at the synopsis: After the death of their father, a brother and sister (played by Mason Dye and Kiernan Shipka) and their younger twin siblings are locked in the attic by their sadistic, evil grandmother (Ellen Burstyn), with no avail from their equally messed up mother (Heather Graham). As if the child abuse wasn't enough to throw you into a rage, the older siblings begin to touch each other in ways siblings aren't supposed to touch each other. OK. They. Have. Sex.
Raging incest, domestic violence, gluttony—it takes a strong stomach and a controlled temper to watch the movie. And, as Twitter-ville proved, that's pretty much impossible. Here are 12 people on Twitter who were super uncomfortable with Flowers in the Attic.
FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC IS SUCH A CREEPY MOVIE OH MY GOD HELP— christina ♡ (@ruinedbyfive) January 19, 2014
im watching flowers in the attic and the brother and sister hook up im going to puke— zoey (@winterchillouis) January 19, 2014
Will someone punch the mom and grandma in flowers in the attic.— Danielle Caravella (@misscaravella) January 19, 2014
Flowers in the Attic has scarred be for life. #FITA— Caroline Brewer (@carolinerhea_) January 19, 2014
WHAT THE HELL IS THIS FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC, YOU ARE BROTHER AND SISTER THATS NASTY YOU NASTY PEOPLE STOP— melanie (@melanieoakess) January 19, 2014
Flowers in the Attic makes me want to throw up...this is so wrong.— Colleen Binney (@binney_boo) January 19, 2014
When your daughter who you conceived with your half uncle who is sleeping w/ her brother kisses your new husband. #flowersintheattic— Jan Rosenberg (@ShutUpLittleJan) January 19, 2014
Flowers In The Attic makes me sick and want to throw up bc incest but also it's so sad and cute and idfk cry.— ☦Amanda☦ (@glitters0ul9) January 19, 2014
IM WATCHING FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC WITH MY MOM AND THERE IS SO MUCH INCEST IS HAPPENING AND WE'RE BOTH SCREAMING— gabriella (@ORANGE_BEANIE) January 19, 2014
My face during Flowers in the Attic! pic.twitter.com/8iGqFl0743— Erin (@blueyegirl24) January 19, 2014