- (PHOTO) Instagram: @therealchilli Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes (L), Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas (C), Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins (R)
Vh1's "Crazy Sexy Cool," the TLC movie premiere, can be watched now in full after the film's highly successful release. It premiered last week Oct. 29 to 4.5 million people at 9 p.m., giving the network its highest-rated telecast in over five years, according to reports.
The Vh1 premiere of "Crazy Sexy Cool" chronicled the rise to fame of TLC, one of the most influential female groups of all time. It starred Keke Palmer as Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, Lil Mama as Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Drew Sidora as Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins during their ascent in the 1990s. The premiere of the film marked the no. 1 original cable movie this year and was the highest tweeted that night was 1.92 million, according to Deadline.
Though the film received mixed reviews from critics, fans of the hugely popular R&B group seemed to really enjoy it. The performance of the actresses while tackling tough issues like Watkins' battle with sickle cell anemia, Lopes setting fire to her then-boyfriend's home and filing for bankruptcy could be attributed to the one-on-one time they spent with the singers.
"We had sleepovers; I mean we really hung out with them so they could pick up those things that they needed to portray us the best way," Thomas told MTV.com.
"Yeah, we spent extra time with Lil' Mama just because she didn't have Lisa and we have the voice of Lisa for her," Watkins added, referring to Lopes' untimely death in a car crash.
Watkins and Thomas also served as executive producers for the film, and "CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story" ends with a new track by the duo.
TLC had four multiplatinum albums, has sold more than 65 million records, and has numerous awards including Grammy's and VMAs.
To watch the film in full, click below.