Slide 14: Wanda Holloway (The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom)
Stage moms are particular species of "other" mothers, but Wanda Holloway (juicily played by Holly Hunter in Michael Ritchie's satirical The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader) pushes that identity to a homicidal extreme. She doesn't just push her own child; she orders a hit on the competition. The whole thing would be funny if it wasn't for the fact that the story was based on a true story. In 1991, the real Ms. Holloway attempted to get her brother-in-law to kill the mother of her daughter's cheerleading competition, since, she assumed, a daughter so distraught by her mother's death would pull out. In fact, Holloway was arrested before anything happened, and served six months of her 10-year sentence before she was paroled.