TV One has released four previews for When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story. The movie, which premiered at the American Black Film Festival, will debut the network next month.
When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story, tells the tragic story of Falicia Blakely (played by actress/rapper Lil Mama), a teen mom who grows up in the fast lane. Falicia lives with her mother, a woman who never quite got her life together and drifts in and out of abusive relationships.
Falicia picks up a job at a local strip club, so that she can save up enough money to move out with her daughter and start a life of their own. When she becomes a highly sought after exotic dancer, she attracts the attention of Dino (played by Lance Gross), a local pimp and predator. His promises of a life together turn Falicia into a pawn in a dangerous game. Ultimately, she’s forced to prove her love for him at the expense of innocent lives.
The real-life Falicia Blakely is currently serving life in prison.
In our ABFF review of the film Shadow & Act film critic, Iquo B. Essien stated, “The debut feature film of veteran actress Tasha Smith (Empire), the film showcases Smith’s sharp directorial instincts, masterful shots, and nuanced storytelling. Matched with solid, authentic writing from Cas Sigers-Beedles (Welcome to the Family and Girlfriends Getaway 1 & 2), this film is an absolute revelation.”
Watch the previews below: