VH1 Working on TLC Biopic
How excited am I? Finally we’ll get to know the story behind the story of TLC! Man, I loved this group. They almost had me going to school with condoms plastered all over my uniform! During a recent interview with LSO radio, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins revealed VH1’s plans to do a biopic on the legendary girl group.
Yes… TLC is doing a movie. They’re starting to do movies on VH1. So they’re doing icons and legends and we’re the first of the movies to be picked. Yaaaay!
It’s exciting. It’s like Waterfalls being made, it’s scary. Like ‘Oh My God.. if I tell you my story are you gonna do it right?’
I almost wanted to do it like The Jacksons’… break it down into like 5 episodes or something cause we have so much stuff….
According to Rodney Ho of the AJC, it was Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas’ ties to VH1 through her now defunct, “What Chilli Wants” dating reality show that opened the door for TLC’s story to be told. VH1 has also confirmed that they will be doing a scripted biopic about the Atlanta-based girl group:
“With the tremendous success of our scripted series ‘Single Ladies,’ we now know that viewers will come to VH1 for quality scripted projects. We’re eager to expand on that success with this bio-pic franchise that will allow us to explore our music, pop culture, and authentic storytelling strengths in yet another format,” said Jeff Olde, EVP Original Programming & Production, VH1.
“We’re honored to collaborate with Chilli, Tionne and Bill Diggins in sharing their own personal story and TLC’s record-breaking legacy with VH1 viewers.”
Chilli and T-Boz will both serve as advisors and executive producers of the project. Acclaimed screenwriter Kate Lanier (“What’s Love Got To Do With It” and “Beauty Shop) has signed on to pen the bio-pic.
There are so many stories that need to be told about TLC! They have a colorful history that would work well in a biopic. Between 1992 and 2002, the group released four albums and garnered numerous top 10 singles including “Baby-Baby-Baby,” “Creep” “Waterfalls,” “Unpretty” and “No Scrubs.” But scratch all that coz I want to know the low down on all the drama! If they need ideas, they can hit me up. I would like to know about:
that whole LaFace drama where the girls accused the label of effin up their dough, subsequently causing them to file bankruptcy.
Chilli publicly proclaiming her virginity and promoting abstinence but getting pregnant with producer Dallas Austin’s love child.
Lisa Lopes/Andre Rison’s toxic relationship when they used to fight in front of Club 112 all the time and Lisa getting charged with arson after burning down their home.
Lisa complaining after the third album “FanMail” that her role as rapper had been greatly reduced leading her to record a solo album.
that whole Mack 10/T-Boz thing.
Chilli & Usher’s failed engagement.
Chilli’s long term affair with L.A Reid which caused strain on her relationship with TLC’s manager Peebles who was Reid’s wife.
Yeah, that should work for starters… I know I’m being messy but I just love drama. Check out more throwback pics of TLC: