CrazySexyCool: The TLC Storyhad its grand television premiere last night on VH1, and we haven’t stopped humming “Red Light Special” since! The TLC biopic has got us thinking about other awesome bands that were brought to life on the small screen.Will CrazySexyCool join the pantheon of these 10 classic made-for-TV music biopics? Only time will tell, but we sure think so!
10. Madonna: Innocence Lost (1994)
OK, OK, lead actress Terumi Matthewslooks way more like Gloria Estefan than the Material Girl. But that’s pretty much our biggest (and only) complaint about this mid ’90s TV special depicting Madonna’s early years in New York, where she famously arrived with just $37 and a dream. Showing Ms. Ciccone’s transition from “good Catholic girl” to the author of Sex, he movie brings the music and the drama, although it also makes her out to be a laughably huge B at points. Filled with gems like“This belly button is going to make us a fortune,” the film as earned a cult following over the years.
9. And The Beat Goes On: The Sonny and Cher Story (1999)
Taken from the pages of Sonny Bono’s autobiography in the wake of his tragic skiing accident, the ’60s-tinged flick features an extremely crushable Renee Faia as a young Cherilyn LaPierre Sarkisian (AKA Cher). While divulging some minor scandalous content -Cher was just 16 when she moved in with the 28-year-old Bono- the movie is decidedly (and obviously) Sonny-slanted, painting him as the sole creator of their hit-making musical legacy, and slightly vilifying Cher over the course of their tumultuous marriage and bitter divorce. The drama can seem a tad manufactured, but hey; it’s damn entertaining.