Within the past couple of years, music network VH1 has become home to a slew of reality TV shows that focus of celebrities going to rehab, shows focusing on the lives of baseball, basketball, and mob wives, and shows about C-list celebrities trying to get another 15 minutes of fame. Now, the cable network has announced it will enter the arena of original TV movies, starting with a movie chronicling the career of the female hip-hop group TLC.
In a press release sent out early today, VH1 executives announced that the network will produce a string of music based bio-pics, starting with famed 1990’s hip-hop trio TLC. Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, members of TLC are set to produce and help consult on this untitled project based on the hard times they had being a multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning trio. Kate Lainer, writer of female driven movies Whats Love Got To Do With It, Set It Off, and Beauty Shop will be penning the script.
This bio-pic will capture the lives of T-Boz, Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes, and Chilli as they rose to fame in the early 1990’s with a string of hit singles and albums. The movie will chronicle their personal triumphs these ladies had together, as well as the struggles that was had within the group. Of course the difficult death of group member “Left-Eye” while she was on a spiritual journey in Honduras in 2002 will be incorporated into the bio-pic also.
If this TLC made for TV movie is a success, it will be interesting to see what lives of musical artist VH1 decides to re-create in the future.