Lifetime will premiere “The Brittany Murphy Story” on Sept. 6, but they have already received plenty of backlash for the film. The biopic will chronicle Murphy’s life and death, and both fans and Murphy’s father, Angelo Berolotti, slammed the film.
“I am disgusted and outraged that Lifetime decided to produce such a trashy project, defiling the memory of my beautiful, talented daughter, Brittany Murphy,” Bertolotti told the Examiner. “Frankly, I am amazed at their audacity of calling it ‘a true story,’ without conducting any research or consulting with any members of the family. ‘The Brittany Murphy Story’ is an affront to everything my daughter was in real life. It’s hideous, unauthorized and completely untrue.”
Bertolotti plans to sue Lifetime, Radar reported. Murphy's Father still isn't finished with the official investigation of his daughter's death eithee, and believes that she was poisoned. He is also making his voice heard on Twitter. Bertolotti has made several tweets and retweeted many fans who share his disdain for the film.
— Angelo Bertolotti (@BrittMurphyDad) September 3, 2014
Many fans agree with Bertolotti that the film should not have been made. They question the film’s credibility and quality. Some are concerned with the angle that Hollywood killed Murphy (her official cause of death was pneumonia, anemia and an overdose of over-the-counter and prescription drugs), but it seems like the physical likeness of Amanda Fuller and low production values are also propelling fans' concerns.
WARNING: Some tweets contain vulgar language.
— Hilary j.c. Olson (@Nekopride) September 4, 2014
The Brittany Murphy movie for lifetime is complete trash!!how dare they fucking do this and taint her image,let her rip!!
— J. (@rapgodkilam) September 3, 2014
— Wade Dalke (@Wadopotato) September 2, 2014
— Penny Adventure (@PennyAdventure) September 3, 2014
— Bluntz_NRoses (@josiemartinez8) September 2, 2014
Was the casting director for #thebrittanymurphystory blind? Just wondering.
— asia. (@WSTMRLND1) September 2, 2014
— Whitney (@Whitney32256) September 3, 2014
— Ken D. Rapper (@Ken_D_Rapper) August 29, 2014
Fuller seems to have come to terms with the backlash. “It is what it is,” Fuller told the TV Page. “All of our hearts were in the right place. ... We just wanted to honor her memory and maybe shed light onto some of the struggles that she had as a girl in the spotlight."
“The Brittany Murphy Story” premieres Saturday, Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. EDT on Lifetime. Will you be tuning in? Sound off in the comments section below.