With the cast for Vh1’s upcoming TLC biopic filled and Nina Simone’s biopic on the way, Hollywood is taking full advantage of telling the 360-degree story of our favorite entertainers. THe biographical films allow us to see what happens when the cameras stop rolling and what’s behind closed doors. Since celebrities aren’t rushing to sit on our couch and easily open up to us anytime soon, we’d jump at the chance to see their story.
Flip the page to see some of our favorite Vixens who deserve their own personal close-up.
Vixen is #TeamObama! We admire the nation’s First Couple, with a lot of extra love for Michelle Obama. We’d pay top dollar to get the full story on FLOTUS’ childhood, how she met and later married Barack Obama, and how she navigates the life of being the First Lady. Our suggestion: The best person to play the POTUS would be Scandal‘s own Kerry Washington since she exudes leading lady attributes.
Who wouldn’t want to see a biopic done on Ms. Hill? If she allowed someone to make her life into a story, hip-hop fans would rejoice. Considering she has six kids, any one of her daughters can play a young Lauryn with ease. Nona Gaye can take the adult role and give it justice.
She’s the most talked about Vixen of our time. Far from America’s sweetheart, RiRi’s career has been through enough to make for an epic tale of love, drugs, and music. Why not show off her bad side on screen and give Instagram a rest?
Before Mrs. Smith was handling her business in the movie industry, she was a confidante to one of the greatest rappers of all times, Tupac Shakur. She ventured into music, acting, producing and is now raising star-studded children. Not to mention, her and Will are an entertainment power couple. Jada has come a long way from her A Different World days, and it’s only right that we fully learn her story on the big screen.
Seeing O’s life play out on screen would probably be one of the most inspirational movies to have been done. It would be great to see Oprah’s transition from a poverty-stricken teen to one of the richest women in the world. We would definitely take notes.
Aaliyah may have passed before her time, but her legacy still lives on today. The songstress started trends and raised music standards while she was alive. Worth an HBO package or movie ticket at any point.
The music legend is one of the greats but her life was anything but perfect. Unfortunately, we know the how it ends, so make sure you keep a tissue box in arms reach while watching.
“Life is But A Dream”, was a great documentary but we’re ready to see Beyonce’s life portrayed by someone else. We want to see unreserved emotion in the Grammy-award winning singer’s life as she dealt with the ups and downs of fame.
MJB has used her voice to help heal herself and others while defining hip-hop and gaining much respect through the years. We’ve listened to her story through her music but we’re ready to see it on the big screen. Every piece of this singer’s puzzle is worth a scene in her own biopic.
Ruby Dee was influential during the civil rights movement and remained relevant through generations. She was one of the original bad girl in Hollywood, demanding respect as a black actress and shaping the definition of “power couple” with her 50-plus year marriage to actor Ossie Davis. It would be beautiful to see her biopic, not only as a history lesson but as a true love story.