Lifetime’s Stop Violence Against Women campaign’s latest movie is Black Girl Missing. This is a fictional movie based on real-life stories about missing women of color.
Starring in The Other Black Girl is Garcelle Beauvais (Caught In His Web, The Other Black Girl), Iyana Halley (This Is Us, Angel), Taylor Ann Thompson (Shameless, Speechless), Linda Park (Bosch, Grey’s Anatomy), Taylor Mosby (The Last O.G., Thunder Force).
Kale Futterman (Ginny & Georgia, Samir) wrote the script with Delmar Washington (Outsiders, ABFF Honors) directing.
Garcelle Beauvais is an executive producer of this Lifetime movie.
What Is Lifetime’s The Other Black Girl About?
According to Deadline, this movie “tells the story of a mother named Cheryl (Beauvais) whose daughter Lauren (Halley) is nowhere to be found. Authorities and media dismiss Lauren as a runaway while focusing heavily on another missing girl, who is white. Cheryl and her 15-year-old daughter Marley (Mosby) enlist the help of a dedicated community of amateur internet sleuths to try to find Lauren.”
“Cheryl also discovers the Black and Missing Foundation and is horrified to discover the disparity in how missing persons of color cases are treated with significant lack of media attention and law enforcement resources.”
When Can You Watch Black Girl Missing?
The premiere of Black Girl Missing is on Saturday, March 4, at 8 p.m., Eastern, on the Lifetime Channel. In addition, it will be available to stream the next day.
Garcelle stays booked and busy – she is set to star & EP a Lifetime original movie titled Black Girl Missing as part of the network’s Stop Violence Against Women campaign. Congrats!https://t.co/0dJDnbLDgm
— Queens of Bravo (@queensofbravo) January 26, 2023
Don’t Miss Lifetime’s Beyond The Headlines: Black Girl Missing
Immediately after Black Girl Missing is Lifetime’s Beyond The Headlines: Black Girl Missing. This one-hour documentary does a deep dive into the true stories of Black and missing women. This includes interviews with both family members, as well as Black and Missing Foundation’s information on the cases mentioned.
This movie will give viewers a good understanding of this critical issue that families are dealing with.
Lifetime worked with Derrica and Natalie Wilson, who founded the Black and Missing Foundation. They were consultants on Black Girl Missing. The mission of this non-profit is to work with the minority community about personal safety. In addition, they want to bring awareness to this important issue.
Moreover, the Black and Missing Foundation will work with families of missing persons of color. They will provide tools and resources to help families find their loved ones.
Garcelle Beauvais Calls Lifetime Movie A ‘Relevant And Important Story’
Those involved with this movie feel a great sense of pride in telling this important story. On Instagram, Garcelle Beauvais shared, “So honored to executive produce and star in this relevant and important story!”
Also, screenwriter Kale Letterman wrote on Instagram, “Beyond excited to finally share that the movie I wrote, “Black Girl Missing,” starring the incredible @garcellepremieres on @lifetimetv Saturday, March 4th at 8pm. This movie tackles such an important and overlooked issue, and it was an honor to be involved.”