Tuesday, October 22, 2013

TLC’s Biopic was “Meant to Be”

I was so excited when I first learned that TLC was working on a bio-pic called, “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story” to tell THEIR story on how they became a multi-platinum selling, record breaking girl group in music. They are LEGENDS! They pushed boundaries and defied the odds of making it in the industry and today, still manages to have a phenomenal fan following that some artists will never experience in their entire career (shade but no shade, it’s true y’all).  Everything about this production, from the extraordinary cast to stellar writers to great wardrobe to recreation of locations etc. was simply amazing!

The stories were real and if you didn’t know a thing about them (which I find hard to believe) then you definitely walked away KNOWING who these ladies were in the end. Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas have certainly out done themselves. The late, Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes would be so proud!

The detail and the time it took to put this together really showed in the end and I hope they know that we appreciate them for sharing their story with us. I loved how they seamlessly incorporated archived footage of their performances and interviews to further support their story.  What I also enjoyed was the journey! T-Boz and Chilli didn’t really hold back in telling you the stories of their struggles and their success.  

The music itself just brings me back to “feel good” times back in the day! I couldn’t help but start reminiscing events and singing along when songs came on.
This trio new early on in their careers that this was “Meant to Be” and for that, I salute you ladies! Job well done!

Encore replays of “CrazySexyCool” will be aired on VH1. Check your local listings to watch support!

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