Watch TLC’s Rise and Fall in ‘CrazySexyCool’ Biopic
Missed the premiere of the long-awaited TLC biopic, ‘CrazySexyCool,’ last night (Oct. 21)? Don’t worry, you can watch it in its entirety right here on TheBoombox.com.
Chronicling the lives of Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, fans get to see their humble beginnings and rise to the top. But of course, like every great music biopic, the film isn’t full of pitfalls. From T-Boz’s sickle cell anemia to Left Eye’s fiery temper, the film lays out the heavy dramas that the trio had to face — much like the ‘Behind the Music’ episodes the network previously released about TLC.
Drew Sidora (T-Boz), Keke Palmer (Chilli) and Lil Mama (Left Eye) play the TLC members. As the photo above shows, the ladies look similar enough to the original R&B group. Rochelle Aytes plays TLC’s former manager Peri “Pebbles” Reid while producer Dallas Austin is played by Evan Ross.
The film recreates snippets of TLC’s iconic videos and even showcases their relationships with the men they were involved with. While there is definitely a lot of drama in the love department for these women, there are also problems that arise with Pebbles, who is portrayed as the “villain” in the film (as each movie needs one). Even though the group sold millions of records, they still ended up broke, and that’s apparently because of Pebbles.
Although she remained quiet about it, Pebble’s family has taken to Twitter to express their issues with how she was presented.
“I don’t like the way they portrayed my mom in that movie,” her son, Aaron Reid, tweeted.
Check out ‘CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story,’ on VH1 below.
Watch ‘CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story’