Monday, October 17, 2016

Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’lé

    Or as I call it, The Michel'lé movie, is Lifetime's latest biopic having premiered Saturday October 15th. Though many may not be familiar with her name Michel'lé rose to stardom during the late 80's as a singer signed to NWA's record label. She too was coming 'Straight Outta Compton'. For those who are familiar with Michel'le, whether it be because of her music career or her recent role on reality TV show "R&B Divas", they probably know her most for one or two things: her very squeaky speaking voice as compared to her deep sultry singing voice, or her very tumultuous and violent relationship with music producer, label mate and pseudo manager Dr. Dre.

   This film checks off all the boxes when it comes to television cinema. Giving viewers a substantial amount of information and entertainment. Almost formed as a response to "Straight Outta Compton" the NWA biopic which cleverly left Michel'le out completely, this is her story. Now viewers know the truth despite rumors and interviews, this depiction gives it to us raw and upfront, so much so I believe this film should have a trigger warning. The graphic beating are not all to take in with this film, the lies, the cheating, scandal, and a large amount of drama make this not so much a must-see and definitely make sure you catch it the next time it comes on, viewers are certainly learning things they have not yet known.

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