Fifteen years ago, Camille Tucker, a Los Angeles-based screenwriter, began working on a movie project about The Clark Sisters, a legendary African American gospel group. Now her Hollywood dream has finally come true with the help of executive producers Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige and Missy Elliott, The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel aired Saturday night on Lifetime Television.
Credited with bringing Gospel music to the mainstream, the five Clark sisters (Christina Bell as Twinkie, Kierra Sheard as Karen, Sheléa Frazier as Dorinda, Raven Goodwin as Denise, Angela Birchett as Jacky) overcame humble beginnings in Detroit, where they endured abuse, rejection, and betrayal, to achieve international fame as icons of the Gospel music industry.
If you haven’t seen the movie, check it out on Lifetime. In the meantime take a look at the trailer below.