TV One hosted the Los Angeles premiere for the upcoming original film, “WHEN LOVE KILLS: The Falicia Blakely Story
” on Tuesday, August 22nd at The Harmony Gold to a packed theater of over 400 attendees. “WHEN LOVE KILLS: The Falicia Blakely Story,” marks the feature-length directorial debut for Tasha Smith
and stars Niatia “Lil’ Mama” Kirkland
, Lance Gross
, Tami Roman, Tiffany Black
and also guest stars Floyd Mayweather
, Big Freedia
and Lil Zane
Special guests in attendance of last night’s screening included: Angela Bassett, Loni Love, Tiffany “New York” Pollard, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Safaree, Essence Atkins, Judge Faith Jenkins, Bresha Webb, Estelita, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Miracle Watts, MAJOR., Apryl Jones, Joy Rovaris, Jensen Atwood, Jon Chaffin, Jasmine Brand, Jackie Long, Flex Alexander, Ferrari, Christian Keyes, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Andra Fuller, Michelle Rice (TV One, Interim General Manager) a
nd more. Following the premiere screening, the cast conducted Q&A moderated by Kevin Fraizer.
WHEN LOVE KILLS: The Falicia BlakelyStory tells the tragic true story of Falicia Blakely, a teen mom from Atlanta who grows up in the fast-lane. When she becomes an exotic dancer, she attracts the attention of local pimp and predator, Dino. His empty promises of a life together turn Falicia into a pawn in his dangerous games, and she’s forced to prove her love for him at the expense of innocent lives.
“WHEN LOVE KILLS: The Falicia BlakelyStory” premieres on TV One, Monday, August 28th at 9/8c.