When I was a young woman of oh lets say 23 years old, I fell in love with the group TLC. Each member brought their own unique style to form an innovative girl group that didn’t just appeal to the male eye candy standard. Left Eye brought around the way brass and clever rhymes. Chilli was the natural beauty with a sweet light voice. And T-Boz had the flyest hair and that killer husky vocal that was the very essence of tough and sexy. Their catchy girl power theme songs included What About Your Friends, Creep, No Scrubs and Waterfalls and they dominated the music charts at the height of their careers.
This coming Monday, October 21st, Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story debuts on VH1 at 9pm. As a fan I am definitely looking forward to watching this docu-drama about the most successful selling female group of all time. The remaining living members of the group (rapper, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez died in April 2002) have been on a promotion tour for the film and the ladies are just as dynamic and timeless as ever.
Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas is 42 (pictured on the left) and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins (on the right) is 43, and despite financial hardships, health issues and relationship disappointments neither one of these ladies seem to have aged. The two have announced, in addition to the biopic and the release of an accompanying soundtrack, they are in the studio preparing to release all new music as a duo, something the group has not done since Lopez’s death. With all the interest surrounding the group with this new film, fans like myself can only hope this new momentum keeps these talented ladies in the spotlight.