A year after F. Gary Gray's Straight Outta Compton became a box office sensation and earned an Oscar nomination, Lifetime is hoping audiences are interested in another part of the N.W.A./Ruthless Records story. Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel'le is a new made-for-TV movie that focuses on the relationship between Dr. Dre and singer Michel'le Toussaint. The film debuted on Saturday, October 15 at 8 p.m. ET and was followed by a documentary on Toussaint's career.
Since the film alleges that Dr. Dre abused Michel'le, who is the mother of one of his children, it has faced a legal challenge from Dre. On October 9, TMZ reported
that he sent Sony Pictures TV a cease and desist letter, threatening to sue if it aired. Toussaint told TMZ
that what the film depicts is true.
by Janice Cooke (UnREAL
) and written by Dianne Houston (Take the Lead
). Click through
for a look at the main cast of the film. (Getty)