TLC VH1 Biopic CrazySexyCool Gets A Music-Filled Trailer
Prepare to have a number of hit R&B songs stuck in your head after watching the trailer for the TLC biopic CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, a TV movie titled after TLC's hugely successful second album, which gave us "Creep" and "Waterfalls." Both songs are featured in the trailer and among some of the more memorable hits given to us by the R&B group in the 90s during the peak of their fame. This fall, VH1 will tell their story, and if the trailer is any indication, there will be plenty of music to go around.
Set to air on VH1 on October 21, CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story comes from screenwriter Kate Lanier (What's Love Got To Do With It) and is directed by Charles Stone III (Drumline, Paid in Full). The film tells the story of TLC's humble start in Atlanta and leads into their rise to fame in the 90's. KeKe Palmer plays Chilli, Drew Sidora is T-Boz and Lil Mama, who is actually featured on the new material on TLC's new album, is set to play the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, who tragically died in a car crash just over a decade ago.
In a recent announcement, both Chilli and T-Boz commented on Lil Mama's participation in their latest album. From the sound of it, it was seeing her on set for the biopic that got their attention and reminded them of Lisa.
“For ten years we have been mourning the death of our sister Lisa, and although we have discussed the option of bringing in someone to perform with us, it never felt right at the time,” says Chilli. “Watching Lil Mama on the set of our movie CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story reminded us of Lisa’s spirit, and, for the first time since her passing, we felt everything come together in an organic way.” Adds T-Boz: “Lil Mama’s authentic style, although very different from Lisa’s, got our creative juices flowing. By bringing her in, we will continue to keep TLC’s music alive for a new generation of fans. We are thrilled to be writing this new chapter in the TLC story.”
In addition to telling the group's story, CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story looks like it could a great throwback to the groups earlier years. The trailer shows some musical moments that should be very familiar to those who remember some of their hit music videos. If your memory's rusty, here's the video for "Waterfalls."
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