Keyshia Cole Shares Sneak Peek of Lifetime Biopic ‘This Is My Story’

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Keyshia Cole has offered fans a sneak peek of her new biographical film, Keyshia Cole: This is My Story.

In partnership with Lifetime, the film explores the R&B singer’s humble beginnings, rise to fame, and complicated relationship with her now-late mother, Frankie, which is set to premiere on the network on June 24 at 8p/7c.

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Executive produced by Cole, This is My Story will also be making her acting debut by starring in the project. Longtime TV executive and producer D’Angela Proctor is listed as the film’s director. The film is part of Lifetime’s celebration of Black Music Month.

“As a young girl, I survived so many different situations … I always wanted to make a movie about my life,” the singer says in the film’s teaser trailer, which was released on Friday (June 2). Check it out below.

Additionally, the film is expected to feature a new song recorded by Cole — her first solo single since 2021’s “I Don’t Wanna Be in Love.”

“The story follows Keyshia through her early days in Oakland honing her musical talents, to her rise to a multi-platinum selling recording artist and television personality, to her complicated yet warmhearted relationship with her mother Frankie Lons (Debbi Morgan),” a description of the film states. “It’s a story of childhood trauma, tragedy, the complexity of love, and overcoming obstacles to become the best version of oneself.”

Cole talked about the motivation for the film in a statement she wrote before the teaser was made public. She claimed that the position allowed her to “re-live” all the precious moments she had previously taken for granted.

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“This is a story of a daughter’s love for her mother, and although my heart remains broken from her untimely passing, I am honored to be sharing it with the world,” she said.

Cole continued: “Playing the role of myself was a unique opportunity to re-live special moments in my life that also gave me the chance to process her loss in ways I did not expect. I miss her every day, and even though she is not here, her presence was felt throughout this film. Mom, I love you.”

Frankie Lons, the singer’s mother, overdosed on drugs and passed away in October 2021. She was 61 years old.