This TV movie is based on the 1996 original staring Tori Spelling. In this iteration Tori plays the mom.
The movie starts with Pearl being bitten by her girlfriend, who forgot to warn Pearl that she was a Vampire. Pearl freaks out, kills the girlfriend (who never gets a name), but we get a weird exposition about how Pearl is cursed and needs to fall in love. Apparently vampires in love feed off each other, killing no one. Pearl, however, is now the Alpha vampire of a girl gang and decides to use her powers for good. Killing dudebros.
Flash forward five years.
College girl Leah befriends a fellow student … Pearl. They fall in love her much to the dismay of Leah’s mother (played by the original danger-sleeper, Tori Spelling). Unlike unnamed vampire lesbian, Pearl explains she’s a ‘Nightwalker’ (which is the PC term for vampire). As Leah and Pearl’s love relationship grows, Pearl must work to keep her safe from her girl gang, who aren’t cool with the love thing, a guy named Bob who roofies people, and Leah’s mom who is not keen on the relationship.
Why did we give this show a worth it rating? Like Autostraddle writer, Valerie Annie says, it’s weirdly uplifting.
Sit back and enjoy, though keep in mind, while the lesbians so get a happy ending the evil vampires are still out there.