Running Track Makes You a Natural at Choking YourselfNina claims that Taryn is a natural at being choked and even calls her a “rock star.” She thinks it must have to do with Taryn running around the track every morning.
There Are Secret Websites Dedicated to the Choking Game Once Nina is satisfied with Taryn’s choking progress, she invites her to a few secret underground websites to chat with fellow chokers: BreathSisters.com, TheBlackOutGame.org, FlightsChat.com. One website is basically a Foursquare app but for choking; it shows you other like-minded teens who are also currently playing the choking game, their whereabouts, and their best time.
Teens Don’t Like Cupcakes On Taryn’s 18th birthday, she finds a cupcake in her locker and (incorrectly) assumes that her mother put it there. She’s so angry about the cupcake that she gets into a screaming fight with her mom and runs off with Nina to choke herself before attending a party. “Screw my grades. Screw my mom. Screw it all,” she proclaims at one point, still thinking about the cupcake.
Boys Will Think You’re Hot After You Choke Yourself After a quick choking session instead of calculus class, Taryn runs into her crush Ryder, who tells her that she looks great, like she amped it up a notch.
But You Will Die If You Choke Yourself Well, OK, no one dies, but that’s because Lifetime actually showed some rare restraint. Instead, Nina is upset after a party and chokes herself, blacks out and hits her head, and is rushed to the hospital. She ends up with a badly bruised face and for some reason can only communicate in guttural sounds.
This Isn’t Just a Movie My favorite thing about Lifetime movies, particularly ones about teens doing dangerous things, are the notes at the end. Just before the credits roll, we learn that 1,000 kids die each year from the choking game. Also, 86 percent of parents have never ever heard of it. Thank God Lifetime is around to school everyone.