Mary J. Blige’s iconic songs come to life on screen this summer with two original movies, “Mary J. Blige’s Real Love” and “Mary J. Blige’s Strength of a Woman.” Set to premiere on back-to-back Saturdays, beginning June 10, these movies will be headlined by Ajiona Alexus and Da’Vinchi, with a cast including Princess Davis, Austin Anozie, Millan Tesfazgi, Shiraine Haas, Garfield Wilson, and Hamza Fouad.
The two-pack of movies is produced by Grammy and Emmy Award-winning artist and executive producer Mary J. Blige herself, alongside John and Jordan Davis of Davis Entertainment. Additionally, Ashaunna K. Ayars and Q. Nicole Jackson serve as co-producers.
The story of “Mary J. Blige’s Real Love” follows the journey of a young couple navigating the highs and lows of Black love. In “Mary J. Blige’s Strength of a Woman,” we jump ahead 15 years to find Kendra, now a successful photographer, struggling in a failing marriage. When Ben unexpectedly reappears in her life, Kendra is forced to confront the choices she made and find the strength to take control of her life once again.
To support the content, Lifetime has partnered with Take Back The Night Foundation®, a non-profit organization with the mission to end all forms of sexual violence and support survivors in their healing journeys.
Mary J. Blige has a proven track record of resonating with Lifetime’s audiences, having previously executive produced Lifetime’s top-rated original movie of 2020, “The Clark Sisters: The First Ladies of Gospel.” She also starred as Dr. Betty Shabazz in the Lifetime civil rights biopic “Betty & Coretta,” alongside Angela Bassett.
“Mary J. Blige’s Real Love” and “Mary J. Blige’s Strength of a Woman” are also produced by Front Street Pictures and distributed by Sony Pictures Television. Camrus Johnson directs “Real Love” from a script written by Sonja Warfield and Rachel Ingram, and Shari Lynette Carpenter directs “Strength of a Woman” from a script written by Ingram.
Don’t miss out on this summer’s hottest movies, inspired by Mary J. Blige’s biggest hits!