My Mom is Obsessed is a six episode docu-series that will give an intimate, heart-warming and sometimes shocking look into the lives of moms and daughters who are anything but ordinary. Each episode will take an emotional journey inside the minds of two teenage girls, ages 12-18, who are struggling to create healthy relationships with their dysfunctional mothers who are consumed with an obsession such as plastic surgery, weight, shopping, working out or partying. Driven to their breaking points and put in the unthinkable position of taking on the role of the parent, these teenagers are demanding a change. Through tough love, dedication and the help of a therapist these pairs will try to pull themselves back from the brink of disaster and maintain a healthy and loving mother/daughter relationship. The families fight to repair an already broken relationship while experiencing anger, heartache, love, reconciliation and change.
Runtime: 60 minutes
My Mom is Obsessed - Penpal (novel) - Netflix
Penpal is a 2012 self-published horror/thriller novel and the debut novel of the American author Dathan Auerbach. The work was first published in paperback on July 11, 2012 through 1000Vultures and is based on a series of popular creepypasta stories that Auerbach posted to Reddit. The book follows an unnamed protagonist that finds himself the focus of an obsessed stalker who tracks him throughout his childhood. Film rights to Penpal were optioned by producer Rich Middlemas in 2012.
My Mom is Obsessed - Reception - Netflix
SF Signal rated Penpal at four stars and wrote “Auerbach took something with childish innocence and twisted into a haunting tale of obsession. I look forward watching Auerbach improve with future works that are bound to give me nightmares.” The novel was greatly received by critics as well as fans. Because so many people had followed the individually released stories that Penpal contains for so long on creepypasta.com, Dathan was able to open a Kickstarter to raise money to get the book independently published. Auerbach explains in an interview held by Horrornovelreviews.com that the reason he believes his novel was so well-received from horror fans was because the idea of a stalker hunting you down is such a raw and human fear. Because there is nothing supernatural or fantastical about the situation, it becomes very real and readers are able to sympathize with the main character that much more. He states that “If the initial success of Footsteps had gone unoticed, I probably would not have continued writing the rest of the stories to continue it.”
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