Lifetime’s Original Movie Five begins with Pearl, a young girl whose mother dies of breast cancer. That little girl decides to become an oncologist, helping women wage their own battles. Then Pearl finds herself in the very same predicament.
As a child, Pearl learned what was happening to her mother from an older cousin. She calls it “bread cancer.” When Pearl learns her diagnosis, she shares it with her young daughter. This point in the movie resonated with me. We have to teach our girls about breast cancer. When we do, we help break the cycle of fear.
The film illustrates how breast cancer affects women during different stages of diagnosis. Through laughter and tears, the stories show how “Charlotte” (Ginnifer Goodwin), “Mia” (Patricia Clarkson), “Lili” (Rosario Dawson), “Cheyanne” (Lyndsy Fonseca) and “Pearl” (Jeanne Tripplehorn).
Five is an anthology of five short films exploring the impact of breast cancer on people’s lives. The films are directed by Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys, Demi Moore, Patty Jenkins (The Killing) and Penelope Spheeris (Wayne’s World), and premiere Monday, October 10, at 9PM ET/PT. Check it out.