It's a TV movie, but it had a lot of buzz before, during and after, so I think we should discuss it here too! I made my little cousins watch it with me last night. First of all, they had no idea who TLC was, which I understand cause they are way younger than me. But today at school, some of my friends didn't know them either. I felt old, then I realized that they are just missing out on life. Because TLC was and will always be one of the best ever! In case you are just hearing about it now, last night VH1 had a movie about the 90s girl group TLC. They were huge and pioneers in the music industry, especially for women. I mean 'Creep', 'Waterfalls', 'No Scrubs', 'Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg', all classics.
I was skeptical about the casting, because I was just like Lil Mama as Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopez, oh hell no! But she did such a good job, I was really pleased! The other two did a great job as well. Keke Palmer played Rozanda Thomas aka Chili and Drew Sidora played Tionne Watkins, who we know as T-Boz. They all transformed so seemlessly. The part I still can't get over is how much the recreations of the music videos were, I just can't even. The only thing that bothered me was that you can tell that the girls aren't singing, and I can't entirely blame them, because all the girls from TLC have such unique voices, they would have been ripped apart if they messed with that. But as far as appearance, the actresses nailed it. Here's the original 'No Scrubs' video and a trailer for the movie for comparison.
Aside from the looks, I loved how the biopic did not hold back from anything. Both Chili and T-Boz were very involved in the film, and allowed so much personal things to be told in the movie. For example we got to see the relationship between Chili and her former flame Dallas Austin. Everyone who watched it felt the absense of Usher, but you know, that's a whole other story.T-Boz's struggle with sickle-cell anemia was given a lot of focus, which was great. But I was really impressed that they did not try to shy away from the troubles with Left Eye. They played out the scenes that we all heard about, but also showed that the girls worked through it all. They showed the girls from bottom to top, it was great. And they really came together and worked hard to get where they are and they did stayed true to themselves along the way. If you keep in mind that this was a made-for-TV movie, it was very well done. I was impressed.
Hollywood was struck with the tragic death of actor Paul Walker on Saturday, who was best known for his leading role in the Fast and the Furious franchise. Paul died in a tragic car accident in Santa Clarita, California after he and a friend slammed into a light pole while driving a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT. He was 40-years-old.
Take a look back at Paul's career. HOLLYWIRE