WATCH: ‘AALIYAH: The Princess of R&B’ Trailer
Lifetime has released the full trailer for its Aaliyah biopic airing on November 15.
And I’d have to say that in addition to the weak 15-second tease that was delivered earlier this month, the full trailer doesn’t exactly have me dying of anticipation. Instead the visuals, still boasting Iggy Azalea’s “Goddess” track in the background, have me asking: Who was Aaliyah?
Viewing past interviews, articles, and performances, Aaliyah came off humble, chill and very rooted with family and close loved ones. She aimed for success, but it never appeared to come off in a boastful way. One would get the idea that she had a cool mystic personality that many adored.
This trailer, however, portrays an overly confident chick all about the fame rather than the art and release of music. Diva-tude and Aaliyah don’t even look right in the same sentence when describing Baby Girl.
The upside? At least in this trailer, we get to hear the movie’s star, Alexandra Shipp. There’s a mash-up of possible climatic moments and a glimpse into her love life with a snapshot of Dame Dash’s character.
Check out the trailer below and let us know if you think this will be a bust or a must-see.