Lifetime’s Manson Girls Movie Is Coming To TV

by Courtney Bissonette

On Saturday, February 6th, Lifetime is premiering Manson’s Lost Girls, a movie following the lives of the woman in Charles Manson’s family who were involved in Helter Skelter and the killing of at least seven people in the Tate/LaBianca murders. The Lifetime Original Movie is set in the “psychedelic summer of 1969” and depicts the gory details through the eyes of Linda Kasabian, a former member of the Manson Family and the getaway driver during the slaughterings.

Kasabian is played by MacKenzie Mauzy from Into the Woods, while Manson is played by Jeff Ward from the Mentalist. Other actors portraying Manson’s killer women include Eden Brolin as Susan Atkins, Isabel Shill as Patricia Krenwinkel, Greer Grammar as Leslie Van Houten and Victoria Cox as Lynnette “Squeaky” Fromme. 

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According to the press release, the movie follows Linda as she first arrives at the seemingly idyllic Spahn Ranch hippie commune where she is embraced with open arms. Seduced by the group’s free-love lifestyle, Linda revels in the sisterhood and acceptance. Taken with Manson, he soon draws her into criminal activities, including late-night ‘creepy crawls’ to steal from lavish homes. Linda reluctantly becomes an accomplice in Manson’s ‘Helter Skelter,’ a drug-fueled murder spree that included the brutal death of actress Sharon Tate. She ultimately breaks away and turns herself in as a witness for the prosecution and helps to convict Manson. With original 1960’s music from iconic bands such as Donovan, The Turtles and CCR, the film captures the bohemian clothing, hairstyles and makeup of the time. 

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We can’t wait to see what Lifetime does with this story.

Photos via Lifetime, Instagram

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