VH1’s biopic “Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story,” about the 1990s hip-hop/R&B group who were responsible for hits like “Waterfalls,” “Creep” and “No Scrubs,” became the network's highest-rated telecast in five years when it aired Monday night, Deadline.com reported Tuesday.
A reported 4.5 million viewers tuned in to check out the biopic that starred Sidora as T-Boz, Lil Mama as Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Keke Palmer as Chilli. The movie recounts the band’s ups and downs as an all-girl group and how they were about to hold themselves together when Lopes tragically died in a car accident on April 25, 2002, in La Ceiba, Honduras.
"Crazy, Sexy, Cool" also is the No. 1 cable movie for the year among adults and women 18-49 and VH1’s best-rated original movie to date, Deadline reports. On Twitter, the movie inspired 1.92 million tweets, which was four times as many as this week's Monday Night Football, the site said.
T-Boz told Access Hollywood she thinks there’s much that people, particularly musicians, can learn from the biopic. “I think the most important thing is that we learned from all of our mistakes and you grow, and that’s what made us the women we are today.”
“You don’t like everything you go through in life, but I’m proud of who I am, she’s proud of who she is,” T-Boz said about Chilli. “We grew up together, we went through death, children, divorce, so outside of the music business, I think people can learn from her personal situation, my personal situation, there’s everybody goin’ through something and especially the message to the musicians — learn from what we went through.”
Check out what some Twitter users had to say about the film below:
Just watched the TLC thing from last night and o m g they have been through some stuff
— Paradise (@madonnalds) October 22, 2013
I'm happy TLC really got to tell their story! I'm sure they've gained loads of new followers amongst the amount of respect with that!
— Nathaniel J W@rner (@JWarnerOfficial) October 22, 2013
tlc movie was really good. love their new song.
— Ney (@msneyy_) October 22, 2013
that TLC movie "CrazySexyCool" was amazing. by far the best movies I've watched in a while. they all did AMAZING. xo
— grimes (@reeduswolf) October 22, 2013