Last night VH1 debuted the highly anticipated biopic of TLC. It followed their lives as the hit female group from the beginning to the end in the 2 hours and 30 minutes that it could.
We get an inside view from girls point of view of how they started, how they suffered pain, how they never made money, and the lost of band member Left Eye. Lil Mama, Keke Palmer, and Drew Sidora portrayal of the members was spot on and even at times like the real members. At points during the movie TLC can be seen busting into Clive Davis office to talk about their contracts while he was speaking with Diddy and also sharing with the world at the Grammys that they weren’t making any money.
Here are some reviews about the movie:
“For younger viewers unfamiliar with TLC’s history, it was a compelling introduction to arguably the biggest girl group in music history; and for long-time fans of the former trio, it was a heartbreaking roller coaster, recalling incredible highs and devastating lows.”
“From the fans’ perspective, it works like this—an artist comes out with a single, it becomes a hit, they put out a music video, they release the album, they go on tour, they get rich. Not TLC. The whole overarching theme of the film is how they were Grammy-winning artists who sold over 10 million records but still were broke. It kind of sheds LA Reid, who owned their label at the time, in a poor light, but I found it interesting to see how things work on the business side so whatever. I’m sure he got over it.