Look…legacies are landmines, especially when it comes to massively influential icons like TLC, the second highest selling girl group in history (behind The Spice Girls). Especially since you have to also handle with kid gloves the tragic tale of member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez, who died in a car crash in 2002.
So, I’m approaching the upcoming VH1 biopic “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story” (which airs this Oct.) with an open mind.
But first reactions to the first promo trailer for the project….hmm….Well, for one, the liberal focus on recreated music videos feels a bit karaoke at the Comic-Con. Hopefully the actual show features more of the backstory and dynamics between the girls and the Atlanta music industry (Pebbles, LA Reid, Chilli’s romance with Dallas Austin and Usher, and T-Boz’s marriage to Mack-10, etc).
Also…how do I put this nicely…
While actresses Drew Sidora (as T-Boz), Keke Palmer (as Chilli), and Lil Mama (as Left Eye) get into their characters by putting on all the right hairdos and outfits…the footage just makes you appreciate how beautiful the real Tionne, Lisa, and Rozanda were during the TLC heyday. #noshots

You’ll see what I mean….
Watch the TLC biopic trailer…
After the jump

Keke Palmer as Chilli

Drew Sidora as T-Boz

Lil Mama at Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez

The real TLC

TLC Performs the Classics at MTV’s International VMAs (Video)
Photo: Keke Palmer, Lil Mama and Drew Sidora as TLC (From Upcoming Biopic)
Rare: Watch an Unreleased Video for TLC’s “Creep”
Left-Eye Remembered: Mr. Cee’s Hot97 mix on the 9-Year anniversary of the TLC member’s death