Lucie Arnaz criticized as distorted a forthcoming CBS movie about her parents, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, that includes scenes of her father's reputed infidelity.
"Lucy & Desi: Before The Laughter," scheduled to air Feb. 10, also focuses on the couple's career conflicts."This is not their lives," Arnaz, 39, says in the Feb. 9 issue of TV Guide.
Arnaz, the couple's firstborn, says the movie is "extraordinarily biased" to make her mother look like a hero and her father a villain.
Executive producer Larry Thompson defended the movie, calling it a "truthful but loving" portrait of a "bittersweet" romance.
Ball died in 1989; Arnaz in 1986. They were divorced in 1960.