The "Queen of Hip Hop Soul," will be the queen of this summer with two new original movies inspired by Mary J. Blige's biggest hits -- Mary J. Blige’sReal Love and Mary J. Blige’sStrength of a Woman, set to premiere on back-to-back Saturdays, beginning June 10 at 8p/7c. The two-pack of movies are headlined by Ajiona Alexus (Empire,13 Reasons Why) and Da'Vinchi (BMF, All American) with Princess Davis, Austin Anozie, Millan Tesfazgi, Shiraine Haas, Garfield Wilson and Hamza Fouad rounding out the cast and portrays the highs and lows of young Black love.
REAL LOVE PREMIERED ON JUNE 10 AND STRENGTH OF A WOMAN IS SET TO PREMIERE JUNE 17. JOHN AND JORDAN DAVIS PRODUCE ALONGSIDE BLIGE,
ASHAUNNA K. AYARS AND Q. NICOLE JACKSON.
Check out the trailer and a few words about how 2000s themes were integrated into the 90s-based film.
The story of Kendra and Ben continues in Mary J. Blige’s Strength of a Woman, jumping ahead more than 15 years. Now a successful photographer, Kendra finds herself in a failing marriage and must reckon with the decisions she made for the life she thought she wanted. When Ben unexpectedly comes back into her life, she is forced to a crisis point and must dig deep to find the strength to take control of her life and accept the love Ben may be offering again.
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Tune in to Lifetime on Saturday, June 17th at 8 PM EASTERN/7 PM CENTRAL.