(OPINION) You could see Mommy doing a lot more than kissing Santa Claus if you watch Lifetime’s Christmas movies this year. The network announced they plan to introduce steamy sex scenes to one of their upcoming holiday movies.
“A Cowboy Christmas Romance” is being hailed as groundbreaking by the folks in Hollywood.
“We think that there’s an audience out there that’s hungry for grown-up romance, and we’re looking forward to adding some smolder to the usual holiday sugar and spice,” Tia Maggini, senior vice president of scripted content at Lifetime, told Variety.
One of the show’s writers boasted about how there’s really nothing Christmas about Lifetime’s Christmas movie. “We love trying new things, and we’re excited about this new ‘first’ for us for a holiday movie,” Maggini added.
Sarah Drew told a podcast host that the actors barely mention the word Christmas. There’s no gingerbread bake-off and no town that’s in dire need of salvation.
“I put it all in there, so I was like, ‘Don’t take the steam and the sex away from me. I wrote it on purpose, I want it in there,’” she added. “We barely mention the word ‘Christmas.’ There’s no gingerbread bake-off, there’s no festival, that town that’s going to hell and you gotta save it.”
The movie, starring Jana Kramer and Adam Senn and debuting on Dec. 9, follows a real estate agent who returns home to Arizona to reclaim land belonging to a rancher.
Not only do sparks fly, but she also gets a chance to reconnect with her family — all the fixings for the perfect Christmas movie.
Kramer teased the scene during the latest episode of iHeartRadio’s “Whine Down” podcast, with Sarah Drew, who wrote the movie, as her guest.