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Wendy Williams The Movie, Are You Tuning In?


Wendy Williams: The Movie Premieres Saturday, January 30 at 8/7c, followed by What a Mess Saturday, January 30 at 10/9c.


For those of you that plan to watch: The movie offers an insightful spotlight over Wendy Williams life by chronicling things that helped her to become the woman she is today, from self-love, assault, drug usage, gestations, being broken, to winning... again.


Viewers should remember that Wendy Williams the Movie, is subjectively a whole lifespan piled into 2 hours of framework.


The biopic starts at a high point of anticipation where a more seasoned Wendy stands, staring bleakly into space, while flashes of her life leap onto the screen. The story takes a scenic turn to Wendy’s childhood, where she’s obese but not really. Wendy’s mom is scolding her for a number of things including her dress size. Wendy had gone from a 12 to 14. There is no specific indication to how long it took Wendy to sprout, but the mom continues her rant that Wendy is eating too much, and needs to lose weight. Viewers get the idea, that Wendy’s mom, helped to distort an important part of her childhood… self-love.


Ciera Payton, actress, narrates the entire story in the same brawny, Jersey, dialect as the official Queen of Media, Wendy Williams. It’s through her command, audiences see firsthand the spiraling cycles of Wendy Williams life leading up to her bitter separation with ex, Kevin Hunter, played by Morocco Omari [P Valley].


“Wendy Williams: The Movie is produced by Front Street for Lifetime. Executive produced by Wendy Williams, Will Packer and Sheila Ducksworth and produced by Shayla Cowan. Darren Grant directed from a script written by Leigh Davenport and Scarlett Lacey.”


Background:


Wendy Williams is known as the tell it like it is, talk show host on the syndicated Wendy Williams show, airing on BET and BET International. The show premiered July, 14,2008 as a pilot, and it’s run successfully for the last 13 years.



Wendy made her fortune by unbridling celebrity dish, no matter how shady, for the last 25 years. She often made headlines during the 90’s for airing out dirty laundry and putting celebrities on blast. Wendy worked as a broadcaster/disc jockey, but she just couldn’t get with the program of what that entailed. She spun records and told stories the way she saw fit, with not just basic commentary, but the juice—the hot gossip. This swirled her right into the realm of being a shock jock. Celebrities showed up at the radio station where Wendy worked, and sometimes they called. Her methods were frowned upon, but she still garnered astronomical ratings while on-air, and that helped her to soar from the ranks of radio to a nationally syndicated, primetime, television host. As the saying goes, more money, more problems, and that's the takeaway for this featured film. Wendy definitely self-sabotaged, but to what extent? Guess viewers will need to tune-in to find out.


Wendy Williams: The Movie Premieres Saturday, January 30 at 8/7c, followed by What a Mess Saturday, January 30 at 10/9c.

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