Girl Fight: Lifetime Film Explores World of Teen Bullying

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Bullying. It's all the rage these days ... pun not intended.

Girl Fight, the Lifetime movie based on a true story of a teen beating in Florida, premiered last night. What was so important about this particular story?

A self-described brainiac, 16-year-old Haley enters her senior year of high school determined to have some more fun. Enter the popular girls led by Alexa.

Alexa welcomes her into the fold after she does her a few favors, but not all of the popular girls like her. Soon enough, Haley is being full-on cyber-bullied.

After that, Facebook taunts give way to physical violence.

Anne Heche and James Tupper Photo

Anne Heche and James Tupper, a real life couple, play Haley’s parents.

Girl Fight is trying to tell a bigger story than that of Victoria “Tori” Lindsay, the girl assaulted in Lakeland, Fla. Lifetime producers call the film "universal."

It depicts the tragic world of bullying, but also sends a message of forgiveness, says Jodelle Ferland, 16, plays Haley, the girl attacked by her peers.

“She’s just a normal girl trying to fit in. How she got through it [the attack] showed a lot of courage. She was angry, but she never wanted revenge.”

She described the movie as instructive because it helps families deal with issues, such as violence and resolving conflict - breaking the cycle at last.

It's a strong message. As Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato and countless other stars have told us in recent months, bullying is a cycle that must be broken.

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Y'all are so mean I like u try that to me and see what happens to y'all Halley I an sorry for what they did to u and it will come back on them 10 times as worest hope u are doing ok love u as my sisster

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Y'all are so mean I like u try that to me and see what happens to y'all Halley I an sorry for what they did to u and it will come back on them 10 times as worest hope u are doing ok love u as my sisster

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wow ive watched this movie a million times and I still have it on my DVR!

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Stupi ass dumb florida bitches !! I hope this attack haunts you and your families and your kids and their kids. You all are a bunch of Florida losers !! You are all fat and ugly, and if you woulda ever done that to my daughter you liitle fucken cunts, you'd be drooling in a FUCKEN WHHEL CHAIR FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIVES !! YOU DOUCHE BAGS !!! AN EYE FOR AN EYE WHORES !!! Isn't that the word that got you pissed off????WHORES???? BRING IT FAT ASSES !!!!

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I'm very sorry that Haley got beat up
If I was Haley I will do that to them if them want a fight I will fight back.

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i don't understand why people are so mean it's not right 2 bully.

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@ peace

I have this friend
Her name is Nicole she like the other girls

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mmy freshmen year I did a story on this in my journalism class crazy!

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This movie was a great message, but I was Haley I would of gave thoes girls a longer sentence and I would of fought back.

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those girls r bitch they r nothing and thery wuz rong for wut they did

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Im watching this movie now. I wish haley and her family the best.