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Mary J. Blige Executive Produces ‘Real Love’ Movie

Adding to her ever-increasing creative portfolio, Mary J. Blige has re-aligns with Lifetime to executive produce Real Love, a new original film inspired by her hit very first, Top 10 charting song of the same name.

Certified gold two months after its original 1992 release, “Real Love” is one of the iconic singer/songwriter’s signature songs and in a statement about the collaboration, Tanya Lopez, EVP Scripted Content, Lifetime and LMN said:

“Mary is one of those phenomenal talents that can do it all, and we are so thrilled to be able to partner with her again on this new opportunity to bring her music to life in the form of a movie that we know audiences will love,”

Written by Sonja Warfield and Rachel Ingram, the coming-of-age romantic drama centers around Kendra, who sets off on her own for the first time to a college in upstate New York, determined to focus on her studies. But when she meet’s her film class partner Ben, she tries her hardest to keep things professional. Despite disapproving parents, financial hardship, and competition for the top spot in class, Kendra and Ben find themselves falling hard for each other and ultimately learn the meaning of real love.

In a statement about her original song and forthcoming film, Blige said “I wrote “Real Love” based on my real life experiences and my fans connected to it in a deeply personal way.” “It’s exciting to now use this song and my music to create a new story by way of film, continuing to build on a pillar of the foundation of my production company, Blue Butterfly. My passions for acting and music now include developing diverse stories with music as the backdrop. I am grateful to Lifetime for their partnership in the story of Real Love.“

Not the first time, Mary’s been involved in film, the singer most recently executive produced her acclaimed documentary Mary J. Blige’s My Life and previously executive produced Lifetime’s top-rated original movie of 2020, The Clark Sisters: The First Ladies of Gospel alongside fellow EPs Queen Latifah and Missy Elliott.

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Author: Saul Goode

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