‘Student Seduction’: Lifetime Movie–A True Story, Check Out Beth Friedman Case


Student Seduction is a Lifetime movie that first debuted on Monday, May 05, 2003. It was one of those Monday night movies of the week. Today, Lifetime Movie Network is airing the old film. Student Seduction is also known under the title “Inappropriate Behavior.” I believe it was loosely based on the true story of Beth Friedman, a scandalous Florida teacher. Producers said Student Seduction is based on facts, according to the New York Times. This movie is directed by Peter Svatek and written by Edithe Swensen. Student Seduction stars Corey Sevier, Rick Roberts, and the gorgeous Elizabeth Berkley as Christie Dawson.

Lifetime’s Student Seduction Movie (A True Story?)

When a new, beautiful high school teacher arrives at the school, she is instantly a hit with all the students. But, the young teacher finds herself in hot water when she’s accused of seducing a boy in her chemistry class.

My notes about Lifetime’s Student Seduction movie first appeared in the Movies Based on True Story Database/Archives. According to court records, Beth Friedman, 40, was accused of molesting Donny Vaden, 15. Vaden told police that he engaged in an 18-month affair with his teacher and that she gave him gifts, pizza, and money to keep their secret, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

Other students and teachers came forward, telling police they believed Beth Friedman and Donny Vaden had an “inappropriate” relationship. In 2002, a judge sentenced Beth Friedman to one year in prison for endangerment. However, she was acquitted of the other charges, and it doesn’t appear Friedman spent any actual time in prison. Student Seduction was produced by Cinegroupe IAW Lions Gate TV, according to IMDB.


Lifetime Television Movie: Student Seduction Trailer





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Traciy Curry-Reyes

Traciy Curry-Reyes is the founder and editor-in-chief of TV Crime Sky. She began her career as a true crime & entertainment freelance writer in the 1990's for her website, The Movies Based on True Stories Database/Archives. She has contributed content to other websites, such as Examiner.com and Inquisitr.com. Traciy also appears as a true-crime expert and commentator on TV One's Fatal Attraction, For My Man, and Justice by Any Means; Investigation Discovery's Murder Calls and Scorned; Oxygen's Snapped; FOX's Crime Watch Daily; and Lifetime Television's Killer Kids.