Let’s Discuss: Oooooooh…On The TLC Tip!!! TLC Is Getting A Movie + Your Actor Picks
I think this might turn out to be something pretty awesome. VH1 is looking to make some headway with bio-pics of musicians and pop culture icons. First up? The Grammy winning trio TLC. That’s right, the story of Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopez and Rozanda “Chili” Thomas is coming to us. T-Boz and Chili have signed on as consultants of the film and are also executive producers.
Unfortunately, fame and success are often shadowed by pain and heartache and TLC certainly experienced their share. Tionne suffered from sickle-cell disease, Lisa accidently burned down her then-boyfriend and football star Andre Rison’s home in a moment of heated passion. The trio also suffered a very humiliating and public bankruptcy suit at the very height of their career success. This prompted them to hold a press conference about the ins and outs of accounting in the record industry to let the public know how this could happen to multiplatinum, Grammy-winning superstars when everyone assumed they must be extremely wealthy.
In the midst of what the ladies were experiencing as individuals, a public dispute between Lisa and her group-mates Tionne and Chilli arose when she felt she had been all but cut out of their third album, FanMail. Fortunately, the ladies had patched things up and were working on their fourth album, 3D, when tragedy struck and Lisa was killed in a car accident while on a spiritual retreat down in Honduras. In a tribute to Lisa, TLC gave one final concert in June of 2003 at the Zootopia concert inNew York’s Giants Stadium where Tionne and Chilli performed on stage to 60,000 fans in front of a video screen playing videos of Lisa performing the same songs right along with them.
This is gonna be very emotional, I can tell. And the story sounds like it will be a great one and deserves some actors who will be able to pull this off. I STILL haven’t forgiven Flex Alexander for that Michael Jackson movie…*HARSH SIDE EYE* No actors have been assigned yet, since it’s still in it’s early stages but let’s discuss this, after the jump…
I’ve been thinking about this for a minute and these roles aren’t going to be easy shoes to fill. The role of T-Boz needs someone who can be a leader, has a homegirl type of sex appeal and can portray hidden stress under fire. Chili’s roll needs someone who just reaps of sexuality, would be great if they could sing themselves too, but also needs to be able to navigate the group drama. And Left-Eye’s role is gonna need a dynamic person; full of life, energy and a bit of crazy that eventually ends to a person seeking spiritual balance and peace. And I’m having a hard time picking people to fill these roles…
But these are only my thoughts of what TLC represented to me and how they should be played but what do you say? Who do you think should be cast in the roles? Do you even think this is a good idea for a movie? Share your thoughts!
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