The Jodi Arias movie, Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret, aired Saturday on Lifetime — and just was we expected, it was a doozy.
The most shocking moments of the Jodi Arias movie are scenes in which a bit of oral sex in the swimming pool transitions to a Mormon baptism, and the long and uncomfortable depiction of the real-life murder of Travis Alexander. Both scenes have had the internet a-chattering since Saturday. Read on for our review and to find out where to watch the Jodi Arias movie.
In the Jodi Arias movie pool scene, Arias and Travis Alexander are enjoying a sensual night swim in a swimming pool when she makes a big announcement. "I decided I'm gonna convert." Alexander seems at a loss, but it doesn't matter — before he can reply, she takes a deep breath and ducks under the water. Moments later, his face goes slack as he enjoys a bit of underwater oral sex.
The Jodi Arias' movie's underwater fellatio isn't exactly the most shocking moment in cinematic history, but the transition that comes next was clearly designed to elicit a reaction. When Arias surfaces, it's daylight, and she's dressed in white with one hand raised. It's her baptism. Oof.
But the Jodi Arias movie pool scene is more comical than disturbing, and has a better chance of being associated with Elizabeth Berkley's terrifically awful pool sex scene in Showgirls than it does of giving anyone nightmares. The scene in which Arias murders Alexander is another story.
Lest anyone forget, Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret is based on the true story of an incredibly brutal murder: the real Jodi Arias stabbed Travis Alexander between 20 and 30 times, shot him in the forehead, and slit his throat from ear to ear before leaving him to rot in a shower of his Phoenix home.
The Lifetime film is surprisingly unflinching in its portrayal of this violent act. The Jodi Arias movie murder scene stretches on for two full minutes, showing Travis Alexander's shocked, pained expression and growing number of bleeding knife wounds as he's stabbed over and over again. Special effects show Alexander's growing disorientation as he staggers across the bathroom, coughs blood into the sink, and stares in silent horror at his killer, who follows him slowly as he tries to crawl to safety. Watch the scene here, if you've got a strong stomach -- it will make you shudder.
Was the Jodi Arias movie murder scene disrespectful to the real victim's survivors? Let us know what you think in the comments. Watching the excruciating scene, we couldn't help but remember the prosecution's arguments during the aggravation phase of the Jodi Arias trial. To qualify for the death penalty, it had to be proved that Arias' crime had inflicted extreme suffering and mental anguish on her victim — and part of the prosecution's way of arguing this was to point out just how long a few minutes would have felt for Alexander as Arias stood over him, plunging the knife into his body again and again. For better or for worse, we have to say that the Jodi Arias movie murder scene really drove that point home.
The Lifetime movie comes before Arias has even received her sentence. When the film was made, producers probably didn't anticipate the hung jury that stalled Arias' case between conviction and sentencing and has left Arias waiting in jail for a partial retrial.
Let's clear up any confusion. Anyone asking 4 donation$ right now on my behalf 4 my appeals is not legit.
— Jodi Arias (@Jodiannarias) June 22, 2013
I'm not currently accepting donations 4 appeals. Just don't know yet if I will plea or appeal. — Jodi Arias (@Jodiannarias) June 22, 2013
Arias has been tweeting from jail recently, discussing her art and whether or not she will appeal her case. Arias may be referring to the possibility of saving herself from the death penalty by accepting a life sentence and promising not to appeal. But for all her Twitter activity, Arias hasn't mentioned the Lifetime movie. We're fairly confident it would not be to her liking, but who knows? This is the woman who asked to see the crime scene photos of Travis Alexander's body out of "morbid curiosity."
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