Atlanta, GA 9|10|2017: On Wednesday, August 9th celebrities and local influencers in the Atlanta Metropolitan region flooded the Regal Cinema in Atlantic Station for the private screening of TV One’s original movie, “When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story.” The Tasha Smith directorial debut stars Naitia ‘Lil Mama’ Kirkland, Lance Gross, Tami Roman, Koran Riley + more.
It tells the true ‘atlien’ story of Falicia Blakely, a young woman who gets caught up dealing with the wrong man who takes her life on a downward spiral resulting in her currently serving three life sentences behind bars.
According to the films synopsis:
“At 16 and already a mother, Blakely is at odds with her mom (Basketball Wives “Tami Roman”) and soon begins working at a strip club when she meets Dino ( House of Payne’s “Lance Gross”), a man who she thinks is the man of her dreams. Dino, however, is much more than he seems and soon pulls Falicia into a dangerous life of crime that changes everything she knows about herself.”
The film, which appears on TV One, August 28th at 9/8c was a complete tear jerker from beginning to end!
Without giving anything away, we’ve come to the conclusion that at some point in every young woman’s life she’s had a “FALICIA BLAKELY” moment. It may not have been as severe, but we must always remember that we’re ALL just one mistake away from a completely different life.
And from the many “oohs” and “aahs” which could be heard around theater, we think it’s fair to say that EVERYONE enjoyed was in complete awe! By everyone we mean tastemakers, local influencers, and celebrities such as: Trina Braxton, Irv Gotti, Quad, Demetria McKinney, Lil Zane, Terry Vaughn, Syleena Johnson, Nicci Gilbert, Justin Hires, Clifton Powell, Roger Bobb, Lelee Lysons + MANY MORE.
It was definitely an “Atlanta” night to remember!
Check out footage from our time on the red carpet above.