To quote PunkyStarshine “Yeah it’s the best bad Lifetime movie! Because vampire lesbians!”
This is based on the 1996 TV movie you’re thinking of, yes, staring Tori Spelling. And she’s in this one as the mom.
The movie starts with Pearl being bitten by her girlfriend, who sort of forgot to warn Pearl that she was a, y’know, Vampire. Pearl freaks out, kills the girlfriend (who never gets a name), but we get some weird exposition about how Pearl is cursed and needs to fall in love. Apparently vampires in love feed off each other, killing no one. Okay, whatever. 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 with 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 super cool with the love thing, a guy named Bob who roofies people, and Leah’s mom who is not keen on the relationship.
Why are we saying to watch this? For the same reason PunkyStarshine did. It’s … weirdly uplifting.
I don’t know what else to say. Mix a Bloody Mary and enjoy. Though keep in mind, the lesbians get a happy ending but the evil vampires are still out there.