Audiences everywhere tuned in last night for the television premiere of When Love Kills on TV One, the story of Falicia Blakely is a captivating yet heartbreaking story. The movie was gripping and full of intensity [and even some gasps] through every scene that kept you wanting more.

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Many issues were showcased in Tasha Smith’s directorial debut as the film illustrated the severity of these situations if they are not addressed from early on. Although Falicia’s tale was very tragic, it allowed the conversation about topics such as domestic violence, drug/alcohol use and the importance of having a support system. The alarming signs that Falicia had throughout the film although obvious to the viewer, looking in were not as clear to her as she was madly in love with Lance Gross’s captivating character, Big Dino.

The film definitely deserved two thumbs up and the actors, actresses and directors should be extremely pleased with their work. Tasha Smith was able to help Lance Gross, Niatia “Lil Mama” Kirkland and Tami Roman invoke a place that enabled them to go into these roles and bring out their best. Lance was almost unrecognizable as “Big Dino”, charming as always yet displaying a side of violence and manipulation. In the Sheen Magazine exclusive interview he stated, “I knew I had to tap out of Lance Gross. Lance Gross had never abused a woman in his life but I just had to tap out. I talked to God and I talked to my wife”.

For those who haven’t seen the film, it is definitely worth your time to sit and watch because it is so eye opening and tells a story that hits home for many. Sheen Magazine’s latest issue, Style From the Director’s Chair will be on stands tomorrow, don’t forget to pick up your copy at a store or online at Sheen Magazine for the exclusive interview with cast of When Love Kills!