When VH1 began teasing it's forthcoming biopic on Atlanta pop trio TLC earlier this summer, the Internet seemed to let out a collective sigh. And with good reason; the trailer for Crazysexycool: The TLC Movie looked like an after-school special. It wasn't the casting that raised eyebrows, despite the LOLs and hell nawls that abounded when news leaked that the same Lil Mama who never quite lived down the embarrassment of awkwardly stage bombing Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' performance at the 2009 MTV VMAs would be portraying Left Eye. To the contrary, the cast almost looked like a carbon copy of the real thing, with scenes from classic videos like "Creep" and "Waterfalls" recreated down to the most minute choreography and wardrobe detail.
But the real story seemed like a total afterthought. Since then, however, the network has released additional trailers that attempt to give a more rounded peek into the professional trials and personal tribulations that made the members of the best-selling girl-group of all time so authentic to their fan base. That's partly what made the surreal 2007 biopic on the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes so moving. (By the way, you can watch Last Days, which also originally aired on VH1, in its entirety on YouTube now.)
In the latest trailers, there's a preview of Left Eye setting the fire that burned down the home of her then-boyfriend Andre Rison of the Atlanta Falcons as well as overdub of T-Boz explaining how the multi-platinum group went bankrupt, as she explained in their VH1 "Behind the Music" special.
The TLC biopic, which premieres Mon., Oct. 21, is executive produced by surviving members Tionne "T-Boz Watkins and Rozonda "Chili" Thomas. The two have also been prepping the release of 20, a greatest hits compilation which drops next week to celebrate TLC's two decades in the music biz. A new recording from the project, "Meant to Be," leaked this week. The song is titled after a motivational slogan the trio apparently used among themselves when it was time to take the stage - "TLC, meant to be."
You can check out additional trailers from the made-for-TV movie below the jump:
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