Lauren Lazin's documentary on Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, the troubled, enigmatic rapper from the group TLC, who died in an automobile accident in 2002 at the age of 30.
I was never really a fan of the group TLC but I do remember their videos and their hit songs being played on the radio. Also I remember the day when the news stations announced that Lisa Lopez had died at the age of 30, death is never an easy thing but it seems so much harder to understand when the person is so young and talented like Lisa was. This film is literally a documentary filmed during the last month of Lisa Lopez's life, pretty freaky stuff to say the least. The documentary tells us about her life up to that point, including her days as a child growing up and the stardom she enjoyed with the group TLC. To me this was a troubled young woman, she seemed to be looking for something that would make her happy and just as she found it she was taken away. I do not know if the industry can be blamed for entertainers that go on a downward spiral but it sure seems like it does something to them after the fame is gone and Lisa to me seemed to be a pure example of this. This was not only insightful but it was also a sad story that no one expected to end in the way it did. I really found the bit where she was explaining how the music industry works and how it really takes these artists and drains them and once the hits stop coming in the get tossed aside, sad really and it is something that angers me, how easy they forget who you are and just how much money you made them. During this documentary you learn a lot about this woman and one thing that I found to be eerie was the fact that she seemed to have some sort of vision of her death but seemed to be at peace with it. Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez was a gifted, talented, beautiful, tormented soul, but she will be missed and remembered forever by those close to her and by her fans. I highly recommend picking this DVD up, it truly is a magnificent showcase of her life. The DVD comes with the Special Features: Deleted scenes and exclusive new unreleased song: "Let's Just Do It" (DVD-ROM)
Released by Starz / Anchor Bay Home Entertainment. ***** Out Of *****