New and old fans of TLC got the inside story of what went down during music history’s best-selling girl group’s roller coaster of fame in VH1’s biopic CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story last night. Drew Sidora, Lil Mama and Keke Palmer stepped into the shoes of T-Boz, Left Eye and Chilli for performances that felt us forgetting that they were portraying real life superstars – they were that good.
During the two-and-a-half-hour TV movie – that had the real TLC stamp all over it – viewers saw that while from the outside, these three girls were making music history by selling millions upon millions of albums and grossing the biggest tour ever by a female group. But with those incredible high moments came heartbreaking lows, from Chilli’s secret abortion to the tragic loss of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes.
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But what was so great about CrazySexyCool is they went above and beyond to really recreate what happened all those years ago. We’re talking the ‘90s fashion, recreating their classic music videos, etc.
While some of the reviews for the film might not have been the best, like Slate’s Will Paskin saying the biopic overall is erratic and “themes are picked up and tossed aside and haphazardly picked up again,” TLC’s journey can only be summed up with the word “erratic.” The girls didn’t have the easiest ride to the top and even went through major struggles when they got there, from finances to personal issues, there’s a reason why there will never been another TLC and this film shows that. Plus, it just really makes you want to hop on YouTube and relive your favorite moments from the group.
Did you catch CrazySexyCool?
Were you a fan or did it not do the group’s history justice?