1 Dec

I’m sure you will seeing as how my Twitter and Facebook Timelines are filled with weekly fuckery and debate about VH1’s notoriously outrageous reality shows. Now in a bit of a mood changer the popular network is looking to gravitate in a more meaningful manner and develop a series of music biopics…(something BET should have done instead of those crappy sitcoms)

The 1st in it’s series of musical films (straight to network tv of course) will be the story of the R&B group TLC

Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Chilli have both signed on to consult and produce the film. “I always felt our story had to be told,” Chilli says in the press release for the film, below. And it’s quite a story. Read on for more details about the project.

LOS ANGELES, CA – December 01, 2011 – Building off the success of the scripted movie “Single Ladies” and its follow-up hit series, VH1 is getting into the TV movie business with a series of scripted bio-pics featuring musicians and pop culture icons. The dramatic story behind the legendary ’90s R&B/hip-hop/pop trio TLC will be featured in the first TV movie for VH1 in this series. The two surviving members of the group, Chilli and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, have signed on as consultants and executive producers for the movie. Acclaimed screenwriter Kate Lanier (“What’s Love Got To Do With It” and “Beauty Shop) has signed on to pen the bio-pic.

The gifted trio TLC, which was comprised of Chilli, Watkins and the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, achieved instant commercial success with their first album, Ooooooohhh… On The TLC Tip in 1991 which sold over 6 million copies worldwide and spawned numerous Top Ten singles. But it was the release of their second album; CrazySexyCool in 1994 that elevated them to superstar status, that album sold over 22 million albums worldwide to date and propelled TLC to become the most successful female group in history. They went on to record Fanmail selling over 10 million albums and 8 Grammy nominations before Lopes’ untimely death in 2002.(To Read The Full Press Release Click Here)

I’m sure the movie will be a huge success and hopefully put some much needed money into the hands of T-Boz who’s having her fair share of money woes lately.

as spotted @MissJia


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