Worcester movie ‘Sexting in Suburbia’ debuts on Saturday

“Sexting in Suburbia” director John Stimpson and co-producer Andrea Ajemian in Worcester. (Brian Crowley)
“Sexting in Suburbia” director John Stimpson and co-producer Andrea Ajemian in Worcester. (Brian Crowley)

Local director John Stimpson is thrilled that his movie “Sexting in Suburbia” was picked up by the Lifetime network. As for the the movie’s airdate and time (8 p.m. this Saturday) well, he’s coping. “Right up against the Patriots game,” he said, laughing. “Oh well.” Stimpson assures Pats fans that the movie will air on Lifetime more than once. “Sexting” was filmed at sites all over Worcester, including the Worcester Academy, Ralph’s Diner, and in private homes. “It’s all in Worcester,” Stimpson said proudly. “Except one driving scene which took us over the border into Holden. The star of “Sexting”—which is about a mother-daughter relationship, bullying, and, as its title suggests, the sending of naked pictures via text—is Jenn Proske, a Boston University grad who played a Kristen Stewart knockoff in 2010’s “Twilight” parody “Vampires Suck.” Proske’s mom is played by Liz Vassey, who had a recurring role on “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” Stimpson, who keeps almost all of his projects local, told us that his most recent movie, “Lockdown,” which was filmed in Worcester during the fall with former “Battlestar Galactica” star Katee Sackhoff, is in post-production. “We’ll hopefully hit the street with it this spring.” And as for his Saturday night’s premiere of “Sexting,” he said, joking, “At least set your DVR.”

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