TLC biopic shatters VH1 record

TLC biopic shatters VH1 record

VH1 RECORD: The band TLC, left to right, Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas, Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, pose for photographers outside New York's Radio City Music Hall before the start of the 12th Annual MTV Video Music Awards in 1995. TLC won in the Best R&B Video category for "Waterfalls." Photo: Associated Press/Adam Nadel

TLC’s TV biopic “Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story” drew 4.5 million viewers on Monday night, becoming the most-watched original movie in VH1 network history.

In addition, the film’s soundtrack, entitled 20, jumped from 43 to five on the iTunes album charts.

For the two surviving members of the group, it was uncomfortable watching actresses portray them. Even harder: watching Lil Mama play Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, who died in 2002.

Chilli Thomas says “the resemblance was just crazy at times.” Lil Mama wore contacts to mimic Lisa’s large, dark pupils — and Thomas says seeing someone look and act like Left Eye “was kind of eerie at times.”

Keke Palmer plays Chilli and Drew Sidora is T-Boz.

T-Boz says watching actresses play them was a revelation. She says: “You never know how you look to someone else until you see for yourself.”

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