Lifetime is back with another Ripped From The Headlines movie called Black Girl Missing. This stars Stars Garcelle Beauvais, Iyana Halley, Taylor Mosby, Linda Park, and Cleo Fraser.
Kale Futterman (Lark, Ginny & Georgia) wrote the script with Delmar Washington (Outsiders, Chris’s Briss) directing.
In addition, Derrica and Natalie Wilson, founders of the Black and Missing Foundation, serve as consultants on the film.
What Is The Lifetime Movie Black Girl Missing About?
Here is what we know about Black Girl Missing. According to the Lifetime synopsis, Cheryl and her daughter Lauren have a serious blowout. Lauren wants to drop out of college, while Cheryl wants her to keep going.
After a short time apart, Cheryl tries to contact her daughter. First, she thinks that Lauren is just ignoring her. Soon, Cheryl realizes something is wrong. Her daughter is missing!
When Cheryl tries to contact law enforcement and the media, they are not helpful. More so, they have deemed Lauren as a “runaway.” The police don’t give her daughter any attention. Meanwhile, the authorities and the local press are consumed with sharing information on a missing white girl.
Subsequently, Cheryl and her 15-year-old daughter Marley start to methodically work on finding Lauren. They work with a “community of amateur internet sleuths.” Moreover, Cheryl finds the Black and Missing Foundation.
There, she learns that missing person of color does not get the same sort of assistance or media attention as white people. This discrepancy shocks Cheryl!
Check out the trailer for the movie I wrote, BLACK GIRL MISSING, premiering on @lifetimetv March 4th at 8pm! 🖤👇🏽🎬 pic.twitter.com/TFVrM5FmnC
— Kale Futterman (@KaleFutterman) February 22, 2023
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. Lifetime makes their movies available to stream the next day.
Lifetime Beyond The Headlines: Black Girl Missing
On Saturday, March 4, at 10 p.m., Eastern on Lifetime is Beyond The Headlines: Black Girl Missing. This is a one-hour documentary that discusses the subject of the Ripped From The Headlines movie.
According to the official synopsis, “Two terrifying stories of young black women who go missing and the families who battle a system stacked against them. With the help of the Black and Missing Foundation, will they bring their daughters home?”
“If we go missing we’re considered runaways…we’re never seen and heard like we need to be.” Executive producer and actress @GarcelleB joins @LinseyDavis to talk about the making and timeliness of "Black Girl Missing," depicting stories inspired by missing women of color. pic.twitter.com/yQLNZsWZiE
— ABC News Live (@ABCNewsLive) February 28, 2023
Is The Lifetime Movie Black Girl Missing Based On A True Story?
Black Girl Missing is a Ripped From The Headlines movie. Does this mean that this Lifetime movie is based on a true story? Yes, there are several real-life stories in this movie.
Even though Black women are a third of all missing cases, very few get the media attention needed to find the women. Therefore, this movie is significant in showing the need for this statistic to change.
Don’t miss the premiere of Black Girl Missing on Saturday, March 4, at 8 p.m., Eastern, on Lifetime. You can stream this movie the next day.