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Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel'le (2016)

Girl from Compton (original title)
The story of R&B artist Michel'le, who rose to fame in the late 1980s when she signed on to Eazy-E's Ruthless Records.

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The story of R&B artist Michel'le, who rose to fame in the late 1980s when she signed on to Eazy-E's Ruthless Records.

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Michel'le Toussaint: [Michel'le Toussaint speaking on camera to the audience] Let's do the math here: Dre offered great sex, brilliance, no respect, chaos, violence, hidden baby mamas. Whereas Suge offered kindness, generosity, limited sex, job security, access to power and a chance at a dream i thought was dead. So hate me if you want to, I said yes.
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Straight Outta Lifetime
6 December 2016 | by (Edinbruhhh) – See all my reviews

Not bad by Lifetime bio-pic standards, occasionally fairly good actually.

It does get a little held back though by that fact that explicit language and 'grown up material' gets censored (at least when aired on Lifetime TV) but not too bad... The first scene of domestic violence is still very much disturbing. And of course the running-time is confined to 90 minutes and gets a little unfocused here and there due to trying to squeeze in too much in too little time.

A couple issues regarding some smaller details of the script which me as a hiphop-head might know a little too much about to believe, for one the fact that they made it look like the reason Dre and Eazy E clashed was because of his treatment of Michel'e. Gotta call bogus on that.

And also for some reason they portray Tupac and Dre as best friends even claiming that Pac hated Suge and was gonna join him on Aftermath, which couldn't be more far from the truth. In fact Tupac was a big reason why Dre ended up leaving Death Row because he wasn't cool with him taking credit for music he didn't do and made countless of disses to Dre after he left (Toss It Up, Watch Ya Mouth etc).

But that's neither here or there in terms of the quality of the movie I suppose, and I don't think there have been a single movie based on a true story where they didn't change something and it's still a decent watch.

There's a lot of talks in the comments about her voice, Michel'e does have a childs speaking voice (and the actress playing her puts one on as well) and it did caught me off guard the first time I saw her in a interview but you get used to it after a while.

So yeah overall watchable, maybe a (uncensored) extended blu ray or something would be an idea. Lifetime?


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