Lifetime presents a gripping new drama that explores a danger that is reacing epidemi status amongst American teens: heroin addiction.
In Perfect High, Bella Thorne plays Amanda, a high-school dance star who starts using prescription painkillers after a knee injury. When a popular group adopts her, what was once medication becomes recreation when pill sharing leads to an even more dangerous addiction.
“The film shows that heroin can affect anybody and how addiction is a steep, downward slope,” says co-star Ross Butler. “It will derail your life.”
Butler calls his character, “A party guy,” who is part of the new crowd that Amanda joins. Butler has recently appeared on K.C. Undercover as K.C’s (Zendaya) partner/love interest and in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Teen Beach 2. But he is especially proud of Perfect High because he thinks the film, which is based on real events, is a cautionary tale that teens need to hear.
“Perfect High deals with the heroin epidemic that’s going on in America,” he says. “For some reason, the drug is making a comeback. There is a crazy statistic that I heard that says a large number of American teens think it’s okay to try heroin once or twice and think that they won’t have any consequences. This film addresses that. Not only the dangers of heroin, but also the fact that anyone can be pulled into addiction.”
Perfect High > Lifetime > Saturday, June 27 at 8pm ET/PT