PEOPLE MAGAZINE, 1996: "The first truly hopeless made-for-TV film of the new season, Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? is most memorable because in Sergei, the producers have somehow managed to find someone less talented than Tori Spelling."
STEVENS: I didn't particularly love the end product, but I'm happy that it's reached such a large audience. I wrote a lot of other movies that never got made that I felt had more to say, but authors rarely have a solid take on the work that they've done. There's a story going around that Robert Towne believes Roman Polanski ruined Chinatown, so, y'know?
SPELLING: Looking back, on some level, you want to ask, "Why were they so critical? These were just light, fun TV-movie romps." It's not like anyone went out of their way to give a campy performance. At the same time, no one was filming these scripts with these actors thinking, "I'm going to get an Emmy for this." We all got that these were Women in Peril TV movies. In the end, the heroine always won, and the bad person got killed. There was a method to them, and it worked, so why change it? But I think if people reviewed those movies now, they would not review them as harshly, and maybe "get it" more in the way we "got it" then.