The Secret Life of Bees
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For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for The Secret Life of Bees can be found here.

The Secret Life of Bees (2002) is a novel by American author Sue Monk Kidd. It was adapted for the screen by Gina Prince-Bythewood, who also directed the movie.

Yes. Lily has black hair and is described differently. However, studios opted for Dakota Fanning for a larger audience and decided to leave her hair and appearance as is.

That's true—August, June, and May are all 60 to 65 years old. The actresses selected for the roles are in their 20s and 30s. The cast has been changed to younger to attract a wider audience.

There are actually three young Lilys. Emma Sage Bowman's face shots were used in the actual movie. Emily Alyn Lind's body and hands shots were used in the movie. Addy Miller was also cast and filmed but is not in the final cut of the movie.


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